After electoral losses, Democrats get busy purging

Heavy Breathers get hauled off for their wacko tactics against a man who less than a decade ago was their vice presidential pick. Lets you know how far Left the Left has gone, doesn’t it? Unless you’re going to argue Joe Lieberman has changed… and you don’t have to go back farther than campaign 2000 quotes to know that’s delusional. Laugh along with me as the close-cropped coffee filter and his sycophants chant oft repeated false statistics or bark about Joe Lieberman taking money from insurance companies. Uh, guy, Barack Obama took almost $20 million from the Health Sector to run for President. Do you really think he’s going to encourage something that will upset those folks?

He sounds like Keith Olbermann on crack. Wait, Keith Olbermann is on crack. No, he sounds like the Homosexual Hate Monger from Village Voice who appears on “the worst show in the world”. Laugh until your belly aches with social morons who think that government controlling prices on medical care will actually control costs. Break out the marshamallows and the harmonicas as these granola bars start in with the kumbayahs. It’ll be a Grand Old Party! And don’t forget your birkenstocks! Those poor robotic souls…

And over in the House, Leftists have run afoul of their more moderate members. You know, the members who actually account for the Democrat majority. They are not happy that mandated coverage for elective abortion has been included in the House bill. Or, more specifically, they know their constituents will not be happy. Now, if you cannot proceed one more step forward, once the Federal government has mandated something, it must now pay to cover all its situations and all its circumstance. Like education. Your childs education is mandated. Once its mandated, whatever it takes to accomodate you or your child, the state must pay for. And you get fewer children graduating high school than before school was mandatory! That’s government efficacy for ya!

Okay, Democrats and Leftists. I am going to let you in on a few secrets.

1. You should have gotten away from calling it The Public Option from Day One. The America Plan has a ring to it. Can’t say its original… Sad it didn’t catch on. You might have swayed our patriotic passions with that one. On the other hand, my four year old waving a plastic flag is more patriotic than any Leftist so… maybe not. Still would have been better than “Public Option.”

2. Get out of bed with the trial lawyers.

Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.

So, you can’t try to seek alternatives to lawsuits if you’ve actually done something to implement alternatives to lawsuits. Brilliant!

Somebody, somewhere, pays for every medical procedure. If someone doesn’t have the money to pay for it, then it doesn’t get done. We will either pay those costs or not get the benefits. Moreover, if we cannot afford the quantity and quality of medical care that we want now, the government has no miraculous way of enabling us to afford it in the future. If you think the government can lower medical costs by eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse,” as some Washington politicians claim, the logical question is: Why haven’t they done that already?

Price controls create lower prices for open and legal transactions– but also black markets where the prices are higher than they were before, because the risks of punishment for illegal activity has to be compensated. Price controls also lead to shortages and quality deterioration. But politicians who take credit for lower prices blame all these bad consequences on others. Diocletian did this in the days of the Roman Empire, leaders of the French Revolution did this when their price controls on food led to hungry and angry people, and American politicians denounced the oil companies when price controls on gasoline led to long lines at filling stations in the 1970s. It is the same story, whatever the country, the times or the product or service.

I don’t expect the Republicans to pick up the mantle of reform. But I know the Democrats are NOT going to do it. They actually believe the opposite of everything that has ever worked and created the prosperity and success we enjoy in this country. Less government, more freedom. More freedom, more prosperity. More prosperity, better life. You can’t start that cycle with “more government”. The change will come from the Independents who can decide who is and who is not in power. The Democrat moderates are heeding the warning signs that the front-liners may have trouble finding employment beyond 2010 and its making them nervous. The Independents have spoken.

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