U.S. Representative John Dingell (D-Mich.), the Dean of the House (i.e., longest serving member) and part of the Pelosi Putsch that rammed through the government takeover of our health care system, admitted yesterday on a Detroit radio station what opponents have said all along: The health care "reform" bill/now law has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with government control over people's lives. In response to a question from host Paul W. Smith, who asked why the major components of the bill don't start for four years if the bill is so good and we are in such a health care "crisis," Representative Dingell said the following:

"The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people." 

Of course, you can't expect a leftist to go an entire answer without some untruth. His claim that Republicans put forward no proposals is as false as saying Mr. Dingell has no nose — tort reform, allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines, medical savings accounts, Medicare reform, allowing small companies to band together to get a large company's discount on premiums for employees, incentives for individuals to buy insurance on their own so as to move away from the employer based system and several others, many of which were proposed at the White House summit a few weeks ago and at the House Republican retreat where President Obama (cynically) asked for suggestions, all of which were killed months ago by the leftist Pelosi leadership team. 

Mr. Dingell today blamed a lack of sleep for his statement. What he means is not that the lack of sleep made him say something inaccurate, but that it caused him to let out his fellow leftists' true intentions and objectives — that liberals' (re)definition of freedom is government control. Common sense has told this truth for more than a year, now. However much after the fact, Mr. Dingell confirmed it.