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Health Care Reform or Merely Another Redistribution Program

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 9, 2009 8:49 AM |

Why is an ever increasing percentage of the American public getting angry?

In my opinion, more and more Americans are not only questioning but now realizing that they are largely disenfranchised. How so? Seemingly each and every program emanating from Washington is merely another form of income and wealth redistribution.

Make no mistake, the redistribution is running in both directions; that is, to the large monied interests on Wall Street and those who are increasingly dependent on Washington’s welfare and largesse. While funds are flowing in both directions, America’s great middle class feels more squeezed and screwed than at any point in their lifetime. We witness this reality again in Congress’ passage of its health-care reform legislation late on Saturday night.

While the health-care legislation will continue to be hotly debated, I view it as another government program imposing on the lives of those who have worked tirelessly to make this country great. Clearly, people are passionate on both sides of the health-care debate but ultimately this so called reform is merely another form of rationing and redistribution. Is that what America truly wants? I think not. Washington’s Democratic establishment will pass this bill at their political peril. They know it.

Arrogance comes in many forms, but ultimately I believe the height of arrogance is willful blindness. I see a lot of that in Washington these days.


  • whoisjohngalt

    Larry, good post. This is a variance of my favorite book Atlas Shrugged. Instead of the rich producers giving up when they are taxed until nothing is left, the current ultra rich buy off the politicians with campaign cash and lobbyists. For this they get welfare for their business that is too big to fail, no jail time and given a new global warming trading credits business. They (rich who own the media) try to distract us with the battle of Dems vs. Repubs, but it is really Heads they win, Tails you lose.

    The skilled but powerless middle class is laid off as their jobs are shipped overseas, get no pay raise if they are lucky enough to keep their job, not given redistribution government $, increased taxes to pay for the looters and their saved dollars lose value. Their sons & daughters are slaughtered in the military because we really do not want to win the war and ignore the obvious terrorists because of diversity guidelines. We are not safer as this week pointed out.

    Bottom line, the ultra rich, labor unions (mostly government workers these days) and government designated disadvantaged minorities have formed a coalition to screw the vast non-minority middle class.

    In the old Russia the government pretended to pay the workers and the workers pretended to work. The Weimar Republic lead to hyper-inflation, demolition of the middle class, the Third Reich & WW II.

    • Larry Doyle

      Thanks for the plug and the insight. This period of events has a long way to play out but I am very concerned as to some of the consequences.

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