Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ronald Reagan speaks from the Grave about Nationalized Healthcare

Please note his parting comment:
And if you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.

Here is an actual Congressman speaking with common sense:

I want you to know that if you are for a government healthcare bill your position is insulting to freedom and liberty. I would ask you why you want to live on Uncle Sam's plantation instead of as a free individual?
You don't want to pay to visit a doctor? What? Why not? So you want it handed to you free. Grow up. That's what is making health "insurance" so expensive. What people are calling insurance is really a healthcare plan. The point of insurance is to protect you against unlikely but damaging events. You are generally happy to pay premiums in all the years that nothing goes wrong (your house doesn’t burn down), because in exchange your insurer promises to be there in the one year that things do go wrong (your house burns down). That's insurance. You don't want insurance. You want free stuff. Try that with your auto insurance. Imagine having your homeowner's insurance paying for new electrical lines to prevent future hazards. Insurance does not do that, YOU do. You pay for your own oil changes, you pay for your doctors visits for routine medical care. That's insurance. Try to find some REAL health insurance, something that covers you in a real emergency, but not every aspirin you are to take. Then go ahead and choose a decent deductable and there you go, you more than likely have insurance for less than $200.00 a month in Ohio for a midle aged couple, and in Massachusetts it would be under $700.00 a month. Yes, Massachusetts has regulated their insurance companies to the point where insurance is far more expensive there than in other state. They now have the most expensive health insurance premiums in the country.... Thanks to their recent adoption of Statewide Healthcare reform that includes a "public option" for those that can't afford "insurance".

Show me one industry that the US Government has run efficiently and without bankrupting that same enterprise over a course of a few years? Just ONE.
If you recall the House Bank Checking Scandal, Congressmen haven't even shown us the ability to balance their own checking accounts, let alone run any enterprise more efficiently than free individuals endowed with the liberty to make a profit for their labor.