Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Sad Case of Reform

So the Senate and the House have passed the "Health Care Reform" Bill. Weeee!!! Just what the nation needs another multi-billion entitlement program. Here's hoping the two bunch of idiots can't get this pork fest reconciled. There is still a very slim chance that America could dodge this very costly bullet. But sadly I doubt it. While it would be nice to have this bill die an unceremonious and permanent death, there is too much money to spread around and the Democrats have too much riding on this to give up...ever. Something will pass. But it will not be reform. It will be expensive. It will enhance government control over an already over regulated portion of America's economy, the health care industry. And regardless of what the Democrats claim, it will increase the deficit and cost hundreds of billions of dollars. And perhaps most sadly, it will be yet another step towards a single-payer socialist health care system in this nation.

If this comes to pass, taxes will increase, patient choice will end and health care innovation will suffer greatly. And if this occurs people will die. I'm not trying to be a radical alarmist but this is true. America is the global center of health care technology. The top hospitals in the world are in America and these are the great innovators. Socialized medicine will bring an end to this leadership and once again America will hand-off its leadership to nations willing to embrace market forces and trust in capitalism. Already India produces a large number of doctors and health care specialists, and ironically China, a supposedly communist nation, too will surpass America in health care technology.

If Congress and the President really cared about the state of health care in America they would ease regulations and allow the market to determine health care prices. As nearly every large government program has already aptly illustrated, the government makes for a very poor manager and never increases efficiency. Perhaps its time to once again trust in the idea of capitalism and free markets. Perhaps then we will finally have affordable health care for all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mainstream media has long fought the claim that they are biased towards the left of the political spectrum. Of course with internet and cable new sources pounding their profits down into oblivion they have to make the case that they are somehow vital to America. Surely, these bastions of impartial reporting can not be allowed to fade away and overtaken by the crass new media? Impartial you say? Guess again.

I give you a superrific piece from the esteemed magazine Newsweek. If you have ever wondered what the nation would be like if Al Gore had won in 2000 than read and enjoy, or try in vain to hold back the mouth vomit.

If Gore Had Won

Surely, if Gore would have been this great of President imagine how awesome Barak Obama is as President!! I get all hope and changey just thinking about.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I just found out that there are actually some bloggers that post every day and add pictures and do other crazy stuff. Wow! I feel so lame.

Anyway here is one of those blogs...

It's funny and the guys a libertarian skeptic. He also pops up on's comment pages a lot. So go check out his blog. It's better than mine.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Well, I have one comment thus far. Given how often I post on this blog, it's one more than I deserve. One of these days I have to really buckle down and start posting every day. If anyone is really reading these posts than I offer my apologies. Perhaps in can get my butt in gear in the near future and make this an active and interesting blog.