The zero tax rate is a winner. Gates has friends who believe him. Ben Stein vs. Clement Attlee. Plus more.
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Under today’s system (Medicaid and government edicts) hospital emergency rooms are required by law to provide care to anyone who shows up, regardless of ability to pay. This includes illegal immigrants who have no rights but, know how to game the system! Medicaid patients go to the emergency rooms as a matter of course to avoid co-pays, so even when health care is cheap, they want cheaper. Such is the mindset of the welfare state.
Obamacare is no more the answer to today’s problem than
Hillarycare was under Clinton. There is no free lunch and the
price of obamacare will require taxes far in excess of what I am
willing or able to pay.
— C.D. Lueders
Another reason for Michael Fox to qualify for QALY: he has
already been told by Dr. OZ on the Oprah show that there is no
help coming from stem cell research. It does not work.
— Raymond Curiale
Re: Ralph R. Reiland’s Barack, Meet Friedrich:
Mr. Hayek is difficult to read, but worth the effort. In the attempt to re-make American life, and currently the health care sector, I wonder if many would take the president seriously if he decided he was smart enough to be a structural engineer. How many would be willing to drive over the repaired bridge in Minnesota if the only engineering done on it was the president’s? I would be no more inclined to trust a bunch of lawyers with my health than with designing a bridge for me to drive over.
They don’t know that they don’t know enough. Unlike the news cameras showing the destruction of a bridge collapse, a peon in North Dakota that dies waiting for cancer treatment will not make the national news headlines.
As Hayek indicated, socialism leads to totalitarian systems because in order for collective systems to work, force becomes necessary. The chapter on the poisoning of our language is really interesting, and very applicable to this president. He talks a ton, is always in our faces, but it is just talk. Its purpose seems to distract like a magician while he’s busy doing the opposite.
I also appreciated Hayek’s comment to religious folk, and his
acknowledgement of its importance to civil life enjoyed by all,
even atheists, as I believe he was. We are the guardians of
tradition, and contrary to popular belief, it is tradition and
not scientific method that Hayek credits as the success of our
extended order of capitalism.
— R. Welton
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