Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Major Upset...

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Last night was the culmination of that fact and Lord willing there will be more to come. Even though I'm convinced that the liberal left can and will pass their health care agenda sooner than later, the election last night was a none too minor upset. Even in the liberal stronghold that Massachusetts is, people realize that this is going to cost money and lots of it. Furthermore, this is money we don't have, add to that being in an economic depression and this health care bill shouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell of passing any way. This is a simple hierarchy of needs, health care is not a right, but a necessity. Jobs aren't a right either, but no one seems to notice this fact nor are they trying to make them so.

To buy the necessities we need, such as food, water, shelter, clothing,and in some fashion, transportation, there must be a source of income. Whether it's from a government check (which I get through unemployment, and graciously appreciate) a bona fide job, or even side work, there must be money to pay for those needs. Otherwise the needs don't get met or the party in question has to take that means from another source. This is it. Health care is one of those needs which has to be paid for. Whether it comes out of your productivity, as in a job, or from someone else, as in a government program, this is how it is. Even printing the money to pay for it has its drawbacks. If you print it, you could go to prison. If the government does it, they could eventually crash the entire monetary system and take quite a few economies with them.

Our government already owes more than what it could ever pay back and a country with enough man power and technical expertise to wipe us out is our biggest creditor (China). Another thing I'm leery about is that this is not so much about compassion as it is control. I like my family physician, podiatrist, dentist and ophthalmologist and would hate to have to cut them short because of the government rationing health care or deciding who should get it by their economic or even political viability. Besides, the timing is completely wrong. Maranatha!

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