Saturday, March 20, 2010

Steyn, Again

In much the same way, the Deemocrats are deeming their health bill to control costs rather than actually controlling them. Medicare doesn't reimburse doctors the cost of treating the patient; it reimburses what the bureaucracy "deems" it to have cost. In a deemocracy, this works. In real life, it's more problematic.

Investor's Business Daily argues that the "health" debate is really a proxy fight on the size and role of government. According to their poll, 64% of people think the federal government has "too much power." Correct. But a big chunk of that 64% voted less than 18 months ago for a man and a party explicitly committed to more government with more power, and they're now living with the consequences.

Obama is government, and government is Obama. That's all he knows and all he's ever known. You elected to the highest office in the land a man who's never run a business or created wealth or made a payroll, and for his entire adult life has hung out with guys who've demonized such grubby activities. Obama's Cabinet has less experience of private business than any in the last century. What it knows is government, and government's default mode is to grow, and grow.
This morning I counted up the number of friends and acquaintances who either claim to have voted for The One or said they intended to do so.  I came up with six.  The phone lines are now open; we shall accept your apologies and/or "WHAT was I thinking?" statements as soon as you're ready.  I'm willing to bet not a single one of these six individuals would vote for Obama again.  But I could be wrong, again.  Well, I'll say it:  I frickin' TOLD YA SO! But you wouldn't listen, would ya?

(HEAVY sarcasm)  Thanks a lot, guys.  (/HEAVY sarcasm)


  1. This is one time when it is perfectly acceptable to say, "TOLD YOU SO, MORON!!!"

    Steyn usually nails it right on the head.

    My dearest friend (who is also a raving liberal) even disagrees with the healthcare fiasco. Of course, she's married to an economist, so she probably can't escape the economic reality of it all!

  2. I'm just beside myself today, Moogie. And tomorrow is likely to be worse.

  3. Actions have consequences. Sometimes that "pig in a poke" turns out to be a pig.

  4. I know - some of my "friends" who voted for THE ONE - and still support him - well, let's just say it taints every conversation we have. I just sit there and wonder if they make other GREAT decisions like that one.....

  5. Not me...I held my nose and voted for McCain. I think the Dems are going to be mighty surprised come this November.

  6. Even the "African-American" guys I work with are pissed at the 63 million or so of our "fellow countrymen" who voted the "magic negro" into office.
    Yeah, I said it.
    I would guess that my mother, the liberal, life-long school teacher has had reservations about this one. And she swore up and down that billy jeff and the peanut farmer were saints.

  7. I doubt many Obama people would actually admit to any public they did a bad thing those 18 months ago. Lol!

  8. I don't have any friends that voted for Obama. It's kinda like remembering in 1980 that I didn't know anybody that voted for Carter in '76.

  9. WWW: Yup... DEFINITELY a pig.

    Staci: My Lib friends and I rarely discuss politics. They can't take it. ;-)

    BR: I think the Dems see it coming... they're just too stupid to stop.

    Glenn: Your Mom must be proud! Heh. I jest, I jest...

    Jenny: Funny how stuff like that works, innit? So few people admit voting for Carter these days. Makes one wonder how he won.

    Andy: You know a Jimmuh voter now. I did that. My last act of political stupidity. Wait, check that. I voted for Perot in '92.


Just be polite... that's all I ask.