Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Obamacare and broccoli, please
An inaccurate “inaccurate comparison”
It seems The Times Northwest Voices writer [“An inaccurate comparison,” June 18] is inaccurate in his “inaccurate comparison” of the Supreme Court justice statement about the Obama health-care bill.
I’m not sure how some people get things twisted around in their minds when they hear someone speak, but this writer certainly did.
What the justice said was “If the government can force people to buy insurance, they could, indeed, force the people to buy other things such as broccoli.” The point being that should government be allowed to enact a law that forces people to buy a certain product (insurance) they could go further and force people to buy other things (broccoli). We are about to get the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionally of the health-care bill or the mandate, and certain other parts of the bill.
— Ed Anderson, Kirkland