Saturday, August 08, 2009

Closing the Loopholes

The townhall meetings are a clear indictment of the controllers of our government. They keep claiming that these are fake demos, unlike their own familiar stuff, yet the videos on the news are pretty convincing to most viewers.

The Messiah claims it is simply disinformation from people to whom he has not been perfectly clear. Yet, the words on paper are considerably different than the words pouring out of His mouth as McQ points out:

Why It Isn't Selling

Now, consider how another famous government program works. Take a look at the US Postal Service. The costs keep going up, the service keeps going down and the free market keeps opting out. That's what they can't allow with the healthcare remake.

Once upon a time the USPS was the only game in town. I remember as a boy the long lines at Christmas as folks waited in line to mail packages. They could only be wrapped in plain brown paper and tied with twine. White paper couldn't suffice and tape was verboten. You couldn't simply take a cardboard box and seal it with some tape then scribble an address on it. You also had to buy "insurance" or they would lose it enroute or crush it to a pulp.

A company with some brown trucks changed all of that. Now you don't wait in line, you don't worry about insurance, you grab some tape and any box, and you can follow the progress of your package across the country online. Success in free enterprise.

Another company saw a market for overnight document delivery. They charged a bit more than a stamp, but you could drop it off before 6 PM and get it hand delivered anywhere in the nation by 10 AM the next day. Pretty cool concept and they pulled it off.

Both UPS and Fedex are great success stories and the Postal Service is a disaster.

That is precisely why the legislation on healthcare reform simply must outlaw any free enterprise solution or market choices. It seems perfectly clear to me.


Anonymous said...

It is interesting to look at this from a pragmatic standpoint. If the messiah was truly interested in bringing people together and improving health care, he would approach this with a staged-incremental program. Begin with regulations, one at a time. Break up big companies, maybe? Do something to enhance competition and create a true level playing field? Maybe build more medical schools? Would more doctors out there bring costs down? How about laws to keep health care workers unions from exploiting the health care industry? How about enhancing the playing field to optimize research and development in the medical field? Proceed incrementally, with common sense, and with consensus?

See how each policy worked, monitor the political response with the idea of consensus foremost.

Instead, however, we get this divisive ideology-driven takeover by a de facto monopoly corporation fashioned inside the halls of the Federal government. A monopoly corporation that will regulate itself, that will write its own laws, and follow policies drawn up by people with absolutely no oversight whatsoever--no legal oversight, no Congressional oversight, no professional oversight, no press oversight, no academic oversight, no public oversight. A cooperation with total control over peoples' health, from the womb to the euthanasia bed.

Congress better think long and hard about this. And the Democrats better think long and hard about where their leaser is taking their party. Like maybe over the brink?

Buzz Barron said...

As you said, name one Government program that I've used that and you're right, they can't name one because there isn't one... Maybe the war has now started. Let's hope so...

Well, are you home or still lolling in Wyoming???

Buzz Barron said...

Okay Anon, quit giving them ideas that works....right now they're in the Chicago mode, shove it down our throats with Union thugs...and all those nice ACRON folks...wonder when AARP will sell guns...ha.

Buzz Barron said...

So, you're from Chicago, how do ya'll deal with their BS? I know how we'd handle it in Texas and that's why we probably don't have the problem...but really?