Many people see the federal government as not reflecting their views at all. Some see the unending expansion of the state into every nook and cranny of life, and the gaming of the government by powerful corporate and political interests, as a real threat. Indeed that our massive government is encroaching on the things many Americans hold particularly dear, independence, for some – faith, economic liberty, liberty generally, privacy, and so on.
Shocking that such a simple system is failing so badly.
Obamacare has been collapsing for a while. Actually pretty much since it started. A bunch of the state co-ops are dead. More are readying themselves for the grave. And now even the crony partners are starting to abandon the scheme. Indeed repeal may not even be necessary. Ironically the Obamacare experiment may long stand as a testament to one of pro-market economist FA Hayek’s key insights, The Pretense of Knowledge.
We pay enough taxes and we have enough regulations (for the most part). Taxes and regs which serve to benefit big business over smaller businesses are particularly repugnant.
This is supposed to be some kind of surprise? A revelation? The central banks exist and have always existed FOR Wall Street and London.
The VA system is what a single payer health system would look like. Massive inefficiency. People dying who don’t have to die. Long waits for people already in pain. And, to be sure, crony capitalist bureaucrats gaming the system to their advantage at every turn.
In government there is no accountability as the ongoing VA debacles show.
The organization which distributes the money to companies adamantly denies any fraud.
“If you’re walking ’round think’n that the world owes you something ’cause you’re here
You goin’ out the world backwards like you did when you first come here yeah”
-The Staple Singers, Respect Yourself
This is the idiocy we are dealing with. Some think that if they are just earnest enough, “progressive” enough, willfully ignorant enough, that supply and demand (you know, economic reality) will no longer apply.
Google does a lot of things well. But it has a deep crony capitalist streak we are sorry to say.
Clinton may be heading deeper into the woods on this thing, not coming out of them.
There was a time when I wanted to like Obama. I knew it was unlikely that I’d ever agree with him on much, but I wanted to be able to think the best of him.
That was a long time ago now.
By the way, I can think of dozens of other examples. Many of them are archived on this website.
It’s a bold statement, but basically it’s a correct one. The co-ops are falling apart. Many are already bust. People are losing their health insurance because of these blow ups. Still others can’t afford to sign up in the first place.
Add that it turns out you can’t keep your doctor. Turns out Obamacare doesn’t save money for most families. Turns out it does cost the country massive sums. No wonder it’s basically kaput. Repeal of Obamacare may not even be necessary.
I am pleased to see Charles Koch fighting back and explaining himself personally. I think that in many regards the principles Charles Koch stands for are the principals most Americans stand for. Sorry, but Harry Reid and the DNC aren’t the good guys in this squabble.
Some believe that the attention paid the Kochs is right out of the Alinskyite playbook. That is, identify (and if need be create) a political target. Focus fire on that target.
But don’t worry. If these mortgages default it’s on the taxpayers. (Like it always is these days.) What? You have a problem with that? It’s only your money.