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Health care is wasteful and expensive, but as P.J. O’Rourke said, “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”
Though far from perfect, Sen. John McCain’s $2,500 per individual tax credit will at least steer us away from employer-based health care, while encouraging competition. McCain’s plan would also go a long way toward reducing health care costs, improving quality, and increasing access to care by getting consumers more involved, and the government less so.
If the McCain plan sinks like a lead zeppelin it will be because most Americans have deluded themselves into believing that they are not paying for their employer-based health insurance, when in fact, like their income tax, it comes out of their paycheck.
I remain convinced that the most effective way to cure Americans of a desire for socialized medicine is to give them a healthy dose of good old-fashioned government bureaucracy. It certainly cured me.
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