Health Care Overhaul's Biggest Threat? A Delay in the Vote It's do or die time -- again. Don't get weary. Outlast them. Make your voice heard.
The Devil Is in the Deficits Why this is the worst possible time for a massive new entitlement.
"Just for the record, the deficit for President Bush's last year in office, 2008, was $459 billion. The deficit for the last budget adopted by a Republican-controlled Congress, for fiscal 2007, was $161 billion. The deficit this year according to Obama's budget is $1.6 trillion. The question for President Obama, who was glad to take the office but not the responsibility, is not what he inherited, but what he did with what he inherited. And what he and Congressional Democrats did was turn a fiscal deficit into a fiscal and economic catastrophe for America.
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"What do you think a stimulus is?" President Obama laughed at the Republicans who objected to his almost $1 trillion stimulus bill last February, and the resulting soaring deficits. Obama was operating under the throwback Keynesian economics of the 1930s to 1970s, under which economic growth is stimulated by increased government spending, deficits and welfare. It didn't work in the 1930s, didn't work in the 1970s, and it hasn't worked now."
Cuba’s Healthcare Horror Another "free" healthcare socialist paradise? Not even remotely. Of course, the deprivations in repressive Cuba don't stop with healthcare.
"Senor Marzo Fernandez, an economist who, until defecting in 1996, served as Secretary General of Castro’s Ministry of Nutrition gets us started. “The average height of Cubans has decreased by 8 centimeters in the past 25 years,” he reported on Miami television. “For the first time in Cuban history, thousands of Macrocepahlic children (abnormally large heads in proportion to their bodies) due to protein (primarily milk) deficiencies have been found in the eastern provinces.” This in a country that prior to the glorious revolution enjoyed a lower infant-mortality rate and more doctors and dentists per-capita than half of European countries, plus a larger middle class than Switzerland."
Why Obama Can't Move the Health-Care Numbers For every voter who strongly favors the plan, two are strongly opposed.
Update 1: Another Tale of Government-Run Health-Care Success Canada shows how it's done: deny both life-saving surgery and chemotherapy, forcing man to pay $106,000 for brain surgery in the U.S.