Originally Posted By Thuban:
I know Miss Leftie there will never read this. But I’m going to speak to her and hope some other leftist will read this, and maybe begin to understand.
Yes, Obamacare sucks. But the only reason we know it sucks is that we see it compared to the system we used to have. Pretty soon, the Democrats will start saying that they can make Obamacare work if we give them more money. At first it will be a few billion, then a few tens of billions a year, and then a few hundred billion a year.
And they will blame the failures on “greedy” Republicans who aren’t willing to impose even more taxes on the population to fund yet another socialist clusterfuck.
The Republicans (as in the “Tea Party” Republicans, the ones that get called nutcase extremists) were right about this weren’t they? And that’s not all they are right about. Obamacare will get people killed, Obamacare will cause misery and suffering.
That being said, most people will probably never notice it. The reason is that they will have nothing else to compare it too.
Consider Social Security. That’s a program leftists love and it’s usually hailed as a success. But the program takes 7.5% of everyone’s income, then forces the employer to match that amount making it a 15% tax. (more or less) And for this we get a pittance that we can’t live off of when we retire plus we get a system that is going broke.
Now, imagine a world where there was no Social Security program. Instead, everyone got taxed the same amount and that money went into a personally owned and managed retirement fund. Sure, imagine that there are some restrictions on how the money is invested so no one will lose everything by investing in magic beans or whatever. In this world most people would retire as millionaires. They would pay off their houses, have very comfortable retirements, and could pay their own medical bills. And if a worker died early then the money in his retirement account would effectively be a life insurance plan so his family had something to live off of. (Yes, I suppose a small handful of people would fall through the cracks of this plan. But the government could fund these people’s retirements as well a Social Security does now for a relatively small amount of money.)
Imagine living in a creditor nation instead of a debtor nation. Imagine the middle class building wealth for retirement. Imagine grandparents being able to pay to send the grandkids to college. Imagine… sadly we have to imagine because that’s not what the Liberals of the 30s gave us. They gave us a turkey of a plan.
And it’s not just this. The old system of medical care we had had all kinds of problems too thanks to government intervention… No, not just intervention. I am not a Libertarian really. But thanks to stupid government intervention that is not based on market based approaches to our problems.
Pretty much everything the left touches turns to crap. So here’s a novel approach, stop supporting liberal causes. Or, at the very least, try to listen to Conservatives before you brand them a bunch of kooks. If they were kooks then they wouldn’t be right most of the time.