I wrote last week that a laissez-faire marketplace is the only acceptable replacement for Obamacare. But, of course, we all know that’s not going to happen.
Obama and his Obamaviks know full well that Obamacare is going to collapse under its own weight. They know, because they understand what’s on the horizon — doctors closing their practices, fewer young people becoming doctors, Medicare recipients being hit with copays they can’t afford, everyone’s insurance rates increasing dramatically … the list goes on and on.
So if the Obamaviks already know all this, why are they pushing the Obamacare throttle to the floor? Many of them — like, for example, the Dean of Duplicity himself — truly want to harm those whom they believe to be too financially secure (i.e., the wealthy and the middle class). Why? Who knows? Maybe they got bullied in school … or were deserted by their parents … or had their rattles taken away from them prematurely. Who has time to psychoanalyze these sociopaths?
But many in both branches of the Demopublican Party sincerely believe that Americans will be better off with Obamacare. Which means they are well-meaning, but either stupid (low IQ) or ignorant (low information). Speaking for myself, I’ll take evil and smart over well-meaning but stupid any day of the week.
You can deal with people who are evil and smart, because you know evil is the enemy and that you have to do whatever is necessary to destroy it. But well-meaning, stupid or ignorant people tend to throw you off your game. I mean, how can you get mad at well-meaning politicians whose mantra is compassion? In their world, neither liberty nor cost is an issue. Call it compassion in a vacuum.
To understand what the far left really wants out of Obamacare, you must first understand that it is an integral part of the Cloward-Piven strategy — the strategy to collapse the welfare system by overloading it with nonproducers, which would give government complete control over everyone’s life. Obamacare is an especially important aspect of the Cloward-Piven strategy, because, all by itself, it makes the total collapse of the U.S. economy a 100 percent certainty.
As the system continues to collapse, more and more people will lose their insurance, or will not be able to pay their skyrocketing insurance rates, or won’t be able to get the health care they need. And that’s when the far left will bang the single-payer drums ever more loudly: Down with greedy insurance companies … down with price-gouging doctors … down with any and all obstacles that stand in the way of benevolent government taking care of everyone’s health needs.
The implementation of single-payer healthcare puts every citizen at the mercy of the government. The only good thing that will come out of it is that freeloaders will get the government they deserve. What’s bad about it, however, is that producers, who don’t deserve that government, will get it anyway.
The failure of Obamacare will be yet another one of those Rahm Emanual crises that Marxist politicians will not let go to waste. It’s the opportunity they have dreamed of for decades. The upcoming Obamacare crisis will “necessitate” Big Brother’s coming to the rescue and saving panicked Americans who are in a dependency trance.
The ever odious Harry Reid let the cat out of the bag when he said bluntly, “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.” When asked if he meant that the U.S. will ultimately have to abandon insurance as the means to access healthcare, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
What this kind of uncharacteristic openness on the part of Harry the Hun signals is that the Dirty Dems are confident that the ballgame is over and victory is assured. With alarming chutzpah, they forced Obamacare through Congress, and now they feel certain its full implementation and guaranteed failure is close at hand.
Some sleepwalkers have been heard to ask, “What’s so terrible about single-payer healthcare, anyway?” Everything. To name but a few examples, the government will control how often you can see your physician, how long he can spend with you, and what he is and is not allowed to do for you. In simple terms, it means government will totally control your healthcare, which leads to total control of your life.
Low-information voters have no clue that Obamacare is nothing but a redistribution-of-wealth scheme, based on the failed Canadian model. In Canada, the average waiting time for a hip replacement can be longer than six months. What this means, in effect, is that one person’s money has been taken and handed to another person who can’t afford to get a hip replacement.
Many people believe this kind of wealth redistribution is a good thing, arguing that it’s unfair for some people to be able to afford a hip replacement while others can’t. But I would argue that it’s not unfair; it’s unfortunate. A lot of things that happen to all of us in life are unfortunate. But when you classify something as “unfair,” it cries out for government force to rectify the situation.
I believe most Americans are concerned about those who cannot afford good medical care. Which is why, if government were out of the picture, there’s no doubt in my mind that the private sector, through charitable efforts and other means, would take care of the medical needs of such people far better than politicians and bureaucrats. But that won’t happen so long as government has a chokehold on everyone’s healthcare.
It’s not a coincidence that nearly eight times as many American citizens living abroad have renounced their U.S. citizenship in the first six months of 2013 than in all of 2008. Prediction: This number will continue to dramatically increase as Obamacare, the precursor to the long-sought Holy Grail of liberals, a single-payer healthcare system, unfolds … or, more accurately, unravels.
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