Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Satan Claus

The voice of a generation:

"I was all for ObamaCare until I found out I was paying for it."
Another Obama Voter:

"Of course, I want people to have health care. I just didn't realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally."
I still think we are on the road to hell with a cinderblock mashing down the gas pedal, but if there is a chance at turning the car around, Obama and the Democrats have provided it with their unilateral, hyper-partisan, non-consensus, multibillion-dollar barbed-wire suppository up the collective wazoo known as Obamacare.

Paging Dr. Santayana!

Robert Tracinski lists 10 Lessons Learned from Obamacare, and what strikes me is that these are timeless lessons. Nothing new. Many are axiomatic, like “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”

Others lessons have been gleaned from the manifold disasters of socialism and various collectivist systems that ignored human nature, or worse, thought they could change it. Thanks to our progressive public school system, successive generations have not learned from such disasters, so people eagerly vote for social engineers with crackpot ideas.

A corollary lesson from Obamacare:
the more you are productive and self-supporting, the more likely you are to end up paying the freight for everyone else. 
Bureaucrats are not accountable to We The People
[Sebilius says] "I'm responsible" for its results--so long as she doesn't have to resign or suffer any actual personal consequences. This is a bureaucrat's conception of "accountability."
On Republican “Sabotage:”
You can use this story to blame the Republicans for "sabotaging" ObamaCare, if you like, but that misses the point. If the government cannot successfully build something when there is political opposition, then the government of a free society cannot build anything ever, because there is always political opposition.
The Law of Intended Consequences

Tracinksi reminds us of Hairy Reed’s famous quote:
"'What we've done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we're far from having something that's going to work forever,' Reid said.

"When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: 'Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.'"
The Emperor has no Clothes

It's going to take king-sized bong-fulls of medical marijuana and barrels of denial for the true believers to continue ignoring their lying eyes and ears. I don’t delight in the plight of the progressive naïfs. I once believed in Santa Claus, and I remember my tears of a lost childhood when I found out the truth.

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