We’ve already pointed out that intentions in the Obama administration’s plans to reform health care includes taking over your job of parenting. If you think that’s out of line, consider just how far this kind of “for the common good” ideology (read: socialist) has gone in Great Britain, who is well-experienced in the muck and mire of socialized medicine.
The “Children’s Secretary” has proposed $400million pounds-worth of plans to put 20,000 “problem families” under 24-hour CCTV supervision in their own homes.
Yes, you read that right. The “Parenting Czar” has gone Big Brother on parents they deem to be unfit.
They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.
Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.
Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.
But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 – a potential total bill of £400million.
“This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem. There should be Family Intervention Projects in every local authority area because every area has families that need support.” (Children’s Secretary Ed Balls)
But Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: “This is all much too little, much too late.
“This Government has been in power for more than a decade during which time anti-social behaviour, family breakdown and problems like alcohol abuse and truancy have just got worse and worse.”
That last sentence sums up just how well socializing health care works when you take it out of its little Ivy League bubble and force it onto the real world.
Run away, America. Run away.