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Sweeping reform Q & A

March 22, 2010

Q: What is the first thing we can expect to see from the so-called sweeping health care reform legislation?

A: Dustbunnies from hell.

Q: What is this new transparency in government everyone is talking about?

A: Transparent cynicism.

Q: How long will it take to rescind the executive order banning federal funding of abortion?

A: What a cynical question.

Q: Where will the government get the 840 billion dollars it says this program will cost, three years before people begin paying into the premium base, when tax revenues are already diminished by reduced employment, and so many other mandates are already unfunded?

A: By taxing the rich.

Q: Who are the rich?

A: What a stupid question. The rich are the rich.

Q: Won’t a lot of small to medium sized businesses fold because they will be unable to pay insurance premiums for their 50 or more employees?

A: Whose problem is that?

Q: Will increased coverage of health care costs by insurance diminish availability of healthcare services as more people seek increased care?

A: This question presumes a capitalist marketplace dynamic, in other words, an outdated model. A government financed model has many resources the traditional marketplace lacks, such as the ability to print money, the power to levy fines for noncompliance, and the power to control distribution of services on the basis of any priorities it chooses.

Q: Are Americans going to go for this?

A: Where else can they go?

  1. Vic permalink
    March 22, 2010 2:16 pm

    Thanks for clearing all that up. I was so confused by the mainstream news stories.

    Does this mean we need to also purchase a bigger mop for the dustbunnies?

  2. March 22, 2010 2:21 pm

    I think this is where the seven maids with seven mops swept for half a year and reduced the walrus to tears. Or something like that. Here it is:

    “If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year.
    Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,
    “That they could get it clear?”
    “I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear. — Lewis Carroll

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