"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
09 April 2009
Short: A hidden cost
The more health insurance we provide, the less we will have. As always, the trump card for statists is children; that if you are against socialized medicine, then you want poor children to go without healthcare. The math is wrong. Every dollar forceably taken to be spent on an "uninsured child" is a dollar not available to spend on a different child. If my taxes go up to pay for somebody else's kid, then I have less available to care for my own son. The end result of providing health insurance for all is an overall loss of healthcare for children and adults alike. If you think that we "should" provide free healthcare to people who need it, you must realize that we cannot. Try to understand that no matter how much it makes you feel good, in the end you are hurting more people than you are helping.