(Page 2 of 14)
Lisa Makson’s “Buffalo Hillary” was excellent. I hope we see more of her byline. The American Spectator has gone through many shades of emphasis over the 20+ years I have been subscribing, but the finest hours always have been with detailed journalism that holds fabulist poltroons accountable point-by-point. Hillary almost represents too easy a target, but I am glad Makson is on the case.p>Please thank Reporter Makson for us with a check and the libation of her choice. br> — James N. Ward br> Breux-Jouy, France /p>
Ms. Makson writes: “Clinton made sure to avoid any mention of European countries that are moving away from a national health care system. These countries, groaning under the expenses of ‘free’ health care, are looking to the U.S. health care system as a model of reform.”
I can only support that statement. Here in Germany, which is considered a model for the likes of Hillary, the system is coming apart. The doctors I know personally are thinking of emigrating to Switzerland or the UK. The only reason they don’t go to the U.S. is because their degrees would not be accepted.
The socialist system is no longer affordable. Depending on who will run this country in the next decade, and unfortunately it seems the socialists will stay in power, the system will either lead to a minimum health standard at exorbitant costs, and the difference for better care being carried privately, or will be reformed so that private medical funds will become the norm, thus being more like the U.S. system.p>What a strange time to be copying the German model, when nobody here, including the socialist government believes in it any more. The only reason they are keeping it is that they would lose most of their voter base if they did not. And here is the real reason Hillary wants this system. It ties those 40 million+ into a governmental subsidy and indirectly into the Democratic Party, ensuring a voter base sufficient to control the political system for decades to come. The U.S. is wealthy enough so that such an indirect voter buyoff would last for decades. Germany is basically bankrupt, so even the socialists are forced to do something about it, albeit slowly. This Healthcare business is more about buying votes than about healthcare. br> — Dirk Neethling
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online