Since I prefer polite language, I altered the title of Cutting Through the Manure slightly. Even though the author is supposedly a medical doctor, he seems to enjoy a bit of vulgarity. Why? Well, we generally use such language at someone else’s expense.
When the author of Cutting Through the Manure linked to my website from here, I got curious and investigated. What the author appears to be doing is defending his own politics by ridiculing the opposition. Therefore, You Doctors! ridicules what was apparently a poorly done study. Since too many statistical studies are politically motivated, I don’t necessarily object to that. What bothers me is that the defenders of Obamacare will not debate the ethics of Obamacare. Instead, they jump straight to poorly done statistical studies. They use such studies to advocate socialized medicine, and many won’t even admit that is the end goal.
Supposedly, that Republican/Tea Party elephant (Note the teabags hanging from his hat.) wants to pull the plug on granny. Yet oddly enough, it is the Democratic Party that promotes euthanasia. Remember this video.
Listen carefully to the video. What Obama said almost sounded reasonable. Keep in mind, however, that Obama wants a fundamental transformation. Instead of regulating healthcare decisions made in the marketplace, Obama wants government to make our healthcare decisions. If Obama gets the single-payer system the economics of the ACA suggests, then by definition government will choose for us.
Does Obama want a single-payer healthcare system? It is a pretty good bet.
Here is what he said in 2003.
Even PoliFact.org admits Obama statements on single-payer have changed a bit. In fact, ACA itself stands as confirmation that Obama wants socialized medicine.
Since I remember that first video and the implications, I posted this comment on Waiting…
Citizen Tom said…
I suppose I should thank you for the link to http://citizentom.com/2010/03/19/code-red-rally-to-kill-the-bill-returns-to-dc-saturday/. However, if you are really concerned about lying, this post might be more useful. http://citizentom.com/2008/12/01/the-moral-choice-between-capitalism-and-socialism-part-1/
Socialism is essentially a lie. That’s why you have cartoons like this one. While it leaves the impression that government can and will save the uninsured, the poor, the old, and the whoever, it can’t. Because government has none of its own, politicians promise to take the wealth from of the “rich” to fund their supposedly wonderful programs. There aren’t enough rich.
Because socialism is about stealing, we are going broke. Robbers don’t care about their victims, but never fear. When we become their slaves — their property — the people robbing us will begin to show more concern for our health. At least they will care as long as we are useful to them.
Have you noticed who supports euthanasia? Have you never wondered why? If government gains full control our healthcare, what kind of treatment do you think Obama will give that old lady in your cartoon? Pull the plug and let her die? Of course not! He will require that the treating physician adhere to government certified best practices. First put her to sleep — painlessly, of course.
The author, Sid Schwab, promptly replied.
Sid Schwab said…
Interesting — if a little paranoid — take on the ACA which, as I’ve said, is about as far from socialism as Sarah Palin is from intellect. The thing is, not many political Ds — certainly not Barack Obama — are advocating socializing the US health care system.
Maybe you’re talking about Medicare and Social Security which, I agree, are like socialism, and which indeed have impending cash problems. But, as you exemplify, attempts to control medical costs by Democrats are immediately demagogued by the right-wing as killing grandma.
We could save money, all right, by killing grandma. But it’s only Rs that keep bringing it up. Projection, maybe? It is, after all, their plans — or lack thereof — that will lead to unnecessary (but desired by them?) medical deaths.
Schwab will not admit that the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates a socialist program. Instead, for no particular reason he attacks Sarah Palin. Yet when Congress wrote the ACA, it wrote a bill too long for any congressman to read (before voting on it), and that bill will result in tens of thousands of regulations and the hiring of tens of thousands of new bureaucrats to administer the program.
Are the The ‘Real’ Uninsured numbers a little dated? Perhaps. Since the Great Recession started, we probably have more uninsured. The best insurance is a good job. Then we can afford health insurance, but Obamacare will not help the economy. Neither will Obamacare improve our health care. Obamacare will just force us to borrow more money from the Red Chinese.