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July 11, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

This one is filed in the “unintentional humor” category. Co-blogger Jason Pye, writing over at United Liberty [more on that to come in the near future] links a story about Blue Dog Democrats expressing concerns about government health care:

To win their support, they said, any legislation would need to be much more aggressive in reining in the growth of health care.

Oh, I’m sure once the government is involved, health care won’t be growing!

Health care spending might be growing. Health care costs might be growing. But health care efficiency, effectiveness, or technological advance certainly won’t be.

The Blue Dog Democrats are on to something. If you want to stop the growth of health care, you should certainly put it in government hands!

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2 Comments

  1. If you, as opponents to the much-needed, long overdue health care reform, get lost in the deep, steep mountains, or if you are drowning in the water by all your fault, the rescue team run by government will lift you out of such critical status at the huge cost of tax-payer’s money as a human life and health can never be exchanged with anything on earth.
    And it may be a major roll of government to protect people from any dangers and that’s why every modernized state has public ‘shared responsibility’ policy in place, I guess.
    Those who have a different view over this reform, Please keep what you like and respect the others’ choice and diversity that the U.S. is proud of on the basis of democracy.

    Comment by hsr0601 — July 11, 2009 @ 2:24 am
  2. HSR,

    I actually support governments billing people for the rescue costs… And people who engage in high-risk activities (mountain climbing, etc) should carry insurance to cover the costs of that rescue.

    Those who have a different view over this reform, Please keep what you like and respect the others’ choice and diversity that the U.S. is proud of on the basis of democracy.

    Those of you who want something different, please exempt those of us who want no part of it from paying for it. Thanks.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — July 11, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

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