Yesterday, we examined the details of the Health Care plan that Candidate Floyd Bayne of the Independent Green Party plans to implement, if elected. Since then, Baynes supporters have attacked me personally, and not on the issues on our Facebook page. Some claim that this is not Floyd Bayne’s plan, but that of his adviser, Dr. John Lanzalotti.
Bayne has adopted and plans to implement the plan, thereby making it Bayne’s plan. This statement is from Bayne’s campaign website:
I will advocate for and seek to have implemented The American Health Care Plan as authored by Dr. John Lanzalotti, which can be seen at – www.jhpf.org.
This makes it the Bayne plan and it is only fair that he be called upon to explain and/or defend the plan he wants to thrust upon the country.
This plan calls for subsidies for the “working poor”. The plan will confiscate the earnings of one to pay the personal expenses of another. How can Bayne support this scheme and claim of the income tax system:
The Congress once again went beyond the intent of the founding fathers and the Spirit of the Constitution when they created a tax on our labor. The founders were against what they would have called theft of man’s labor. This quote is found here on Bayne’s website.
I received an email from Bayne saying “I thought you were a patriot who was more concerned with the Constitution than a party“. Yet Bayne somehow sees taking the fruits of a man’s labor as taxes is wrong, but advocates a plan that does exactly the same, but uses the confiscated fruits of a man’s labor to pay the personal expenses of another.
No, Mr. Bayne. I am not unpatriotic for holding your feet to the fire on this issue. You are very inconsistent here.
In my email reply to Bayne, I called on him to drop his support of this plan, and I call on him publicly to do so.
Need more details on what is in this plan?
The plan uses Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s) as well as fixed payments for illnesses paid according to the complications involved (if any) and set formulas.
For instance, say you have $10,000 in your HSA and you have a great deal of knee pain and want to get it looked at. The doctor recommends an MRI, but the Health Plan will only pay for an X-Ray. This plan gives you the option to accept the smaller payment for the X-Ray and dip into your HSA for the balance, or just have the X-Ray and hope for the best.
Lets say you also have kids. Do you really want to use the limited funds for your knee, or save the HSA money in case your kids get sick. Most of us would just buy a cane and limp, saving the HSA for our kids. Or for a future health event for you or a family member.
Limiting payments to force frugality is a horrible thought. Sure, in theory you have the option to make your own decision by taking the least expensive route, or dip into your savings, but do we really need to be worrying about these types of decisions when we are sick or injured?
I don’t mind making these types of decisions when I am repairing a dent in my car, but I really don’t want to be burdened with this concerning my health.
It is a shame that Bayne and his supporters feel the need to question my patriotism and use personal attacks in this matter. Bayne is a newcomer and has no record to examine. All we have to go on is his website and various debates and speeches. It is both fair and necessary to examine not just his words, but the programs he advocates and promises to implement, if elected. That is how we must vet newcomers to the political arena. The programs they advocate are one clue as to how well they will represent us.
I have not, nor will I attack Bayne or his supporters personally.The link to the plan is here. It clearly calls for subsidies for health insurance premiums for the “working poor”.
Bayne needs to either reconcile these subsidies to his platform, change his platform or drop support for the plan. He simply cannot support subsidies and be a Constitutional Conservative.
And personal attacks and name calling by Bayne or his supporters are not helping his cause. I am not running for Congress. Bayne is.
Bayne wants Eric Cantor to explain his votes, we also need Floyd Bayne to explain his support and intention to implement this plan to the voters. And tell me why my hard earned money must go to pay personal expenses for others.
If Bayne Can’t or won’t explain this, his calls for Cantor to explain his votes ring hollow and hypocritical.