Tag Archives: Obamacare

Paul Krugman makes me laugh

12 Aug

It’s always entertaining to read Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman’s nonsensical rants at his New York Times blog. Krugman, who sincerely believes that all we need to do is have the Fed print trillions of dollars and our economy will magically be fixed, put in his two cents about the ongoing Obamacare debates. Not surprisingly, he argues that opponents of Obama are simply blinded by their racism:

What I think is going on here, at least partly, is that the peddlers of anti-progressive lies are managing to convince a certain kind of American — white, socially conservative, etc. — that the hate-mongers are people like them; and, even more important, that progressives are Those People, people not like them.

Oh ya, we’re also “anti-intellectuals.”

I wonder if Krugman has ever heard of Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell, who are ferocious opponents of Obamacare, and statism in general. They’re also black, apparently mongering hate at themselves and other “thems.”

It is absurd to think that only white people would be against the disasters of government healthcare. Since the proponents of Bush II’s Obama’s massive expansion of the State are running out of arguments, it becomes easy and convenient to call their opponents names and revert to their false sense of moral supremacy.

Any system that is based on brute force and coercion should be opposed, both morally and politically. And what is government other than brute force and coercion, a gang (with lots of guns) with a sanctioned and legalized monopoly of force? The arguments in favor of government healthcare boil down to the expansion of government guns, and any system based on the threat and use of violence is instable, immoral, and  unconstitutional.

The “town hall mobs” are reflexive and knee-jerk reactions to a new Democratic president, but the biggest and most dangerous mob of all is whatever current regime occupies the White House.

Throwing punches at Obamacare opposition

8 Aug

Like a fighter backed up against the ropes, Obama is starting to throw punches at the enemies of his healthcare reform proposals. Calling his opponents “outlandish” who are armed with “misleading information,” the President is surveying the political landscape, seeing more and more dissent arise from a continuously frustrated American public, and is lashing out like the great demagogue that he is:

“Some have been using misleading information to defeat what they know is the best chance of reform we have ever had,” Obama said, adding it was critical for Americans to have all the facts as they meet their lawmakers in home districts.

Obama’s aides and fellow Democrats have charged that protests staged at some “town hall”-style meetings held by congressional Democrats have been orchestrated by Republican- and industry-backed groups and conservative talk-show hosts, and are calling for a more civil dialogue.

Why is is that whenever the current US regime finds opposition to statist policies, it is always the work of some “conspiracy?” Two decades ago, the Clinton gang thought a “right-wing conspiracy” was stifling their agenda, and the Bush junta and its allies smeared anyone who opposed the invasion of a defenseless, starving Iraq as “unpatriotic?”

The opposition to Obama’s dangerous healthcare initiatives are growing, and the failures of government-run industries (especially healthcare) are beginning to be exposed.

Stefan Molyneux has a great critique of socialized medicine at his excellent internet radio show at Freedomainradio. He reveals how ever since the US government began meddling in the medicine market in the 1960s, costs have gone up, quality has been lowered, and that any bureaucratic system based on the use of state violence is not the answer for our healthcare problems:

In the second part, he exposes the disastrous failures of Canadian’s healthcare system:

Opponents of state-controlled healthcare don’t seem so “outlandish” to me.

Obama won’t rule out tax increase

8 Aug

It’s funny how much of a difference a year can make.

Do you remember when Candidate Obama promised that 95% of American workers would receive tax cuts? A year later, President Obama is now offering “no guarantees” that there won’t be a tax raise on middle-class Americans:

President Barack Obama’s treasury secretary said Sunday he cannot rule out higher taxes to help tame an exploding budget deficit, and his chief economic adviser would not dismiss raising them on middle-class Americans as part of a health care overhaul.

“If we want an economy that’s going to grow in the future, people have to understand we have to bring those deficits down. And it’s going to be difficult, hard for us to do. And the path to that is through health care reform,” [Treasury Secretary] Geithner said. “We’re not at the point yet where we’re going to make a judgment about what it’s going to take.”

All of a sudden, the biggest spender in the short history of the US is concerned with budget deficits. Obama passes his trillion-dollar phony-money stimulus package written in red ink, and Americans are supposed to foot the bill to fix the deficit?

If Obama really wanted to slash the deficit, he actually has plenty of options besides robbing more Americans of their wealth. The US spends nearly $12 billion a month on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and $390,000 a year per soldier to keep them there (there are about 130,000 troops there now). Ending these occupations could do a lot of damage to the debt and deficit, but Obama is instead intent on digging deeper and deeper holes in the sands of Mesopotamia.

Since “healthcare reform” is on the President’s mind in not ruling out tax increases, it should be obvious that Obama has no intention of having just a public option. He wants a completely government-run health care system. Here he is, in his own words, stating that the “public option” will destroy private healthcare and lead to a healthcare system run completely by the USSA:

This is why he wanted it jammed through Congress so quickly. Like the Patriot Act, the quicker the bill goes through, the fewer questions that get asked and the quicker the government can swallow more and more power.

2012 can’t come soon enough.