Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What we're seeing are millions of 'Joe the Plumbers' who have finally had enough of Big Brother government

Americans have been pushed too far, too fast and the Silent Majority is standing up and saying "No, You Can't!"
Bailouts, buyouts, 'stimulus', corruption, global taxes on air and now national socialist health care. What's next, gun control?  'Fairness' doctrine?  Enough! 
Truman said 'The Buck Stops Here'.  We say "The Bucks Stop, Ya Hear?" © Larry Wright 
We should NOT get caught up worrying about the intricate details of what will be in a federal health care plan. The opposition should be whether the federal government should be running the health care business AT ALL.  The examples of government run VA and Medicare should tell you all you need to know. Or how about Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AmTrack. How are they working out?  These government-backed monopolies are a terrible solution. (Don't get me started on education.)
(Obama proved the point today by saying 'Look at UPS and FedEx, they're doing fine. It's the Post Office that's the problem.' Ha! Yeah, can you guess which of the three is on the verge of bankruptcy annually, coming hat in hand to Congress for more money?  How is ObamaCare going to be any different?)
I'm no fancy lawyer but I've been buying car insurance since I was 16 years old (I'm 56).  It's mandated in every state. It's obvious that all drivers need to carry insurance in order to drive.  I can shop around any time and switch to any other company for a better deal.  Everyone with a home mortgage has to buy insurance. That's not even for your benefit really. It's for the lender's protection! Yet we all do it. But we can shop around and pick a company with the best service and rates. That's competition. 
It shouldn't be that hard to figure out a similar system for health care.  The purpose of government should be to implement only enough regulation to keep the insurance companies ethical and operating in a legal, ethical and honest way.  The market will take care of the rest.  If government gets out of the business, band-aids wouldn't cost $50 in a hospital.  True competition will drive the prices down. With Medicare's open spigot of money, nobody cares what it costs!
Nothing should be free, no matter who you are. The only exceptions should be the disabled, infirm and people unable to work (I'm not saying all elderly. I know many people in their late 60's and 70's who happily and actively work or run their own business.  Reaching 65 and quitting should not guarantee you 20+ years of free health care. Obviously those promised this deal should get it, but it should be phased out over time.  A better long-term solution is private IRAs, not government run FICA.)
Larry Wright

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