Occasionally, you read a comment at another person’s blog that sets you laughing so hard that you have to follow the link back to the lair of the true believer who uttered it. This was the case for me yesterday at Nice Deb’s in the thread on the Iranians who are rising up for democracy in their homeland. Specifically, we were discussing the Great Apologizer’s silence in the face of an obvious struggle for freedom, that was eventually broken with a lukewarm remark about his “great concern” for the people affected by the violence. Of course, many of us were pointing out that unlike Regan’s strong statement of support for the Poles and Solidarity in their struggle against the REAL Evil Empire, we didn’t expect anything the like from Barry the Blessed, as he fails to see why America is different than any other country on the globe, and actually possesses the moral authority to make statements in support of people fighting for their liberty. That’s when we were treated to this gem by “4WRD THNKN DAD“:
Unlike the hollow talk from our previous administration, our current President is skilled to know when to speak in a crisis and when to withold comment. If you are truly concerened about freedom, then you will understand that just speaking for the sake of speaking is hardly a statement of support.
After reading that, I figured that any newsletter “DAD” had would have to be great reading. I was right. He didn’t disappoint. Today’s Post, titled 90 day writing challenge, day 49:Are You tired of all the Conservative Gloom and Doom about Healthcare yet? contained these gems:
I realize the President wants to push for a health care system that will appeal to everyone. I have come to the conclusion this is wrong. He should just go for a single payer health plan and let his conservative enemies wait for the day big government comes in and gives them a rectal exam. They have no interest in working with him, and at the present time he doesn’t need them. Just go for it, and let them whine.
“He should just go for a single payer health plan and let his conservative enemies wait for the day big government comes in and gives them a rectal exam.”?Apparently he is well trained in the Left’s favorite defense as explained by Professor Klavan.
For all their chatter during the past 8 years, I’m getting tired of hearing all their crying about big government making decisions about their health care. Don’t buy it. If you’ve been denied tests, medication, or other health services because your insurance company won’t cover it, you know its private insurance that is presently the enemy not big government.
Of course, the draft of the Kennedy-Dodd act that is circulating has the states deciding which companies can compete in the state market for those loverly government subsidized policies for those who qualify…a veritable recipe for graft and kickbacks for those companies politically connected to the state governments, and a freeze out for those that aren’t. So much for increased competition leading to better pricing and selection. Don’t just take my word for it. But of course, big government, paying with your tax dollars, is a much better choice.
When they point out the ineptitude of government to provide services, tell them to check out how many people are actually turning down medicare? Ask them to talk to vets who get medical services and medications for nominal costs through the VA hospitals if they want to pay insurance companies for health benefits. In other words, don’t get sucked into their fear tactics.
The only problem with that is that no one has a right a refuse Medicare. As soon as you reach the eligible age, you’re in. And even better? Why would a private company cover you if you were eligible? I get to hear a lot about Medicare. Not only do I frequently help clients to plan for it, my boss and both our assistants are in the program. They are not exactly thrilled with the coverage that they get now, and in order to come up with the more than 1 Trillion dollars in funding for the 16 million or so the new entitlement would cover, Obama has floated the idea of a 313 Billion Dollar cut to Medicare over the next ten years. This is in addition to the 309 Billion Dollar cut he proposed in his budget plan for 2010. Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that such a proposal means less money to pay for services to a growing demographic. This means either price controls, which will mean even fewer doctors accepting Medicare patients, which will reduce the quality and availablity of care, or that it will pay for less than it already does. I have yet to talk to a senior citizen who is excited by either prospect. As for the VA, living near an Army medical facility, I can tell you that I don’t always hear how wonderful their care is, but more to “DAD’s” point, we are talking about conditions incurred in the service of our nation. As far as I am concerned, they are entitled to at least adequate medical care on the taxpayer at a minimum.
But the coup de grace, in true Slo Joe “paying taxes is patriotic” Biden fashion, he believes this is his strongest argument:
If none of that works, use a tactic out of their playbook-patriotism. How patriotic can they be if they can’t stand behind the President of the United States. Aren’t they ashamed for comparing the great United States to smaller, less complex countries? Tell them “real” Americans will work with the President to make the changes work, and make it the model health care system in the world. Tell them to stop all their conservative gloom and doom talking and join the rest of us in making a health care system for all to admire.
I don’t stand behind the President because he has done nothing to show he stands for America. He panders to interest groups, he constantly grabs power that he is not lawfully entitled to, he backs taxpayer funded schemes to seize private property, and he constantly apologizes to other nations in speeches that make it clear that he is a believer in the flawed doctrine of moral equivalence, and his actions indicate that in order to give credence to the idea, he is willing to destroy every vestiage of the American Exceptionalism that undermines that philosophy. In short, he believes neither in the promise of America or its proven ability to generate one of the best overall standards of living for people who have the courage to do for themselves and keep government as a servant, rather than to serve government and subsist on whatever morsels it chooses to let us have from the enormous wealth we generate.
As for the rest, “Real” Americans know that health care is none of the government’s business and if the government becomes a coverage provider, then the most offensive and onerous micromanagement of our daily activities cannot be far behind, since “everyone” will have a stake in what everyone else is doing. I don’t want the government in my kitchen, and I don’t recall in the Constitution where it says “And the government shall take it upon themselves to make sure that everyone who wants it will have health insurance.” The health care system we have is the model for the world. Just ask the Canadians who come here because they don’t like waiting eight months for an MRI, or the British breast cancer patients who have been told that a drug that is an efficacious treatment for their condition is too expensive so they can’t have it. I bet they aren’t really thrilled to have so much of their money allocated to a system that doesn’t take care of them. In all honesty, I can’t say that I believe that it is fair in any way to cause us all to pay for care for some, but then, I’d like my boys to have the opportunity to work for themselves some day, and not the government.
This is what we face, my fellow conservatives. The seductive, easy belief that health care is a right, and the government should and will be able to effectively and efficiently provide it for all, despite the graft, waste and correction practically written into the bill currently making the rounds. And these talking points are so easy. The Obamazombies will be able to effortlessly mouth them in the face of all manner of fact and logic to the contrary. Still, if you love this country, then it is a fight worth waging, because what Obama and the Congress are proposing is certain death for countless numbers of Americans, and even greater involuntary servitude for the entire nation.