Monday, March 22, 2010

Govt Care For All Means a Shorter Life for You

Having taken stock of myself this morning following the passage of ObamaCare, I find that I have completed an internal shift from pulling my oars at battle speed to a more controlled advance that I hope will help sustain my effort for the much longer--and exceedingly more grueling--haul that America now faces.

Today I direct your attention to a post by Robert Wenzel at Economic Policy Journal, "How ObamaCare Will End Up with Bernie Madoff Types in Charge of Your Diagnosis and Treatment."
The real story about ObamaCare is that it will eventually result in a dramatic decline in the quality of healthcare in the United States. It will also kill creativity and innovation in the field of healthcare. The bill is driven by some very evil people in the Obama Administration. They are power freaks of the first degree, who want to control your life.

The lead power freaks, after Obama himself, are ethicist Ezekiel Emanuel and "nudger" Cass Sunstein.

Emanuel believes it is government who should decide who gets care, when and how much. Sunstein is the operative who knows that Emanuel's real plan would be rejected out of hand by the American people, so he has set up and designed ObamaCare so that it nudges America towards Emanuel's goals without most Americans realizing what is going on.

The end goal is a national healthcare program. It will lower the life expectancy of Americans. Eventually, the decline in expectancy will be dramatic.

The [free medical] industry will eventually become indoctrinated with true believers who don't think for themselves, but are good at following orders. They will also consider themselves as superior to their patients.
This shouldn't be much of a leap. Do-Gooder Leftists already know that if you don't want to offer the fruits of your labor to the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-loving government to distribute to someone you never met in exchange for votes instead of helping out members of your own family and neighborhood or trusting that distribution to your church or favorite charity, you (ignorant selfish beast) are beneath dirt.
In this circus atmosphere, there will be no cuts in total healthcare. Any savings in one area will be more than absorbed by lobbyists skillfully and shrewdly capturing the government healthcare agencies, for the products of their clients, whether or not we really need the products.
What? In other words the government will not treat tax revenues ostensibly collected for health care like a sacred trust? Health care reform will continue to be a sausage factory with real people being shoved into the grinder? The end worth any means--bribery, Constitution-shredding, for example--will not yet have been reached. There will be even more reasons to bribe and shred? Who could have guessed?
This is why ObamaCare has an "Independent" Medicare board that will submit recommendations to curb Medicare spending, if costs are rising faster than inflation. No question, they will climb faster under this mad design.
Once the Medicare board comes into play, the evil nudger will begin to play in his mad laboratory to eliminate competition and nudge the country towards national care. 
This, my friends, is going to be the health system that is being set up to diagnose and treat you.
Will Democrat voters' self-perceived orgy of ObamaCare charity produce the results that have been presented from the pulpit? Health for all, no questions asked?

Or is the road to hell really paved with good intentions?

Update: Just found this quote by Robert Wenzel I thought I must pass on: "government is spelled g-o-v-e-r-n-m-e-n-t, not g-o-d."


  1. I wish all this was new or unprecedented, but it's not. Mussolini did much the same thing back in pre-WWII Italy-- not with health care so much but with other strong Italian industries. It didn't work them, and it can't work now. It's that simple.

    This is a Fascist law-- and I don't use that word carelessly. According to the economic definition of Fascism: ( "Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the 'national interest'—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions."

    This is sobering.

    But hang in there QR. We're all in this for the long haul.

  2. Hello Yukio.

    Had to remove the previous comment to get rid of a bad type. Tired eyes.

    Hope you are feeling well physically. I know many of us are in psychic pain.

    When Obama first came to power, I spent months trying to figure out whether he was taking us in the direction of socialism or fascism. After educating myself, I reached the same conclusion that you have, so I know you do not use the word fascism carelessly.

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will hang in there. America has not run out of stamina or inventiveness.

  3. There's some pep talks out there. Jacobson has a good one. I'd suggest reading them. It could make you feel better...