Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Obama Ignorant or Duplicitous?

As the debate over socialized health care heats up, do you think it would be unreasonable if we insist that our President be informed and truthful about the issues involved?

Based on the words coming out of BHO's mouth, he is either ignorant of the facts, lies about them, or both. Read about it here. I think the stakes are too high for we the people to let BHO slide on this one. What do you think?

I can think of no other industry where the consequences of government control would be so dramatic and devastating as they would be for health care. Socialized anything is bad for liberty and bad for our economic well being. But with health care, the effects will be huge, irreversible, and profound.

Again, posts already made in this space lay out the issues with great clarity. If you have not already done so, please read Milton Friedman's article here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We The People Elect Them

Read about our best and brightest supporters of the current administration here. We get what we vote for. Just how dumb are we?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Health Care

School's back in session, so that means Econoblast is back in session, too.

Looks like health care reform is all the rage these days. Also looks like lots of Congressmen and Congresswomen are choosing to ignore who they represent. Good; they will get their comeuppance November 2010 --- if a majority of their constituents take the time to vote. The polls are pretty clear; a majority of the folks don't like BHO's health care reform bill. BHO will be with us until November 2012, but without his Democrat majority, we might just make it in one piece that long.

Obama is straining credulity in his pronouncements about health care. Check it out here. We the people may be a bit slow, but usually we finally get it right. BHO needs to rethink his "slick willy" speeches, no matter how he delivers the words.

I've already made a post in this space about the health care reform debate. Check it out here. This article by Milton Friedman should be required reading for BHO, all his people, and all of Congress. But wait, Congress evidently doesn't bother to read legislation these days. Forgive me for suggesting such an absurd recommendation. Congress is too busy proposing laws and policies for us that they are unwilling to live with themselves; no time to read and think.