It’s Not About Healthcare, Stupid

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Published on: September 29, 2011

It’s Not About Health Care, Stupid!


Henry Barnes

Politicians are like magicians, what you don’t see is what you get.
― Book of Common Misery

There he goes again, my neighbor shooting hoops in his front yard. Lives in a section eight house, the third generation of people who have never held a job. Tries to do the Jordan air but doesn’t have the reach. Dribbling, moving, making sure all the neighbors see him in his expensive shorts, designer sneakers and top dollar b’ball shirt. Thirty-five and on social security. Has been all his life. He’s a proud member of what I call the Empire of the Designer Poor

Again, we are to bow to those who produce nothing and offer nothing in return for the hundreds of billions of producers’ dollars they cost each year. They believe that their god, the State, is responsible for keeping them safe and warm from cradle to grave at the producers’ expense. In any arena but the political arena the Empire of the Designer Poor would be called what they are: layabouts.
How long, at the cost of our freedoms, independence, economy and moral principles, do we keep these layabouts afloat?
For the sake of the Designer Poor we have: abortion, the wholesale infanticide of over a million children each year; Medicaid, which robs the producers of hundreds of billions of dollars each year; free housing, bad mortgages, toxic assets that will ultimately lead to the collapse of the greatest economy in the world; constantly increasing criminality backed by a judicial system that hamstrings the police so that they cannot protect the decent from the indecent; an in flux of over 30 million illegal aliens stealing our culture, taking our jobs, destroying our health care system, bringing in drugs, gangs, and diseases.
For the sake of the Designer Poor, we have a Communist President who wants to destroy the greatest health care system in the world. But it isn’t about health care anymore than it was ever about helping the poor. It was, has always been and will always be about obtaining power and keeping that power. About controlling a nation that was once the freest on planet earth. And the quickest way to do that is to buy votes from the Designer Poor by giving them more and more goodies paid for by the producers.
Over a century-and-a-half ago, we were warned: I am deeply convinced that any permanent, regular administrative system whose aim will be to provide for the needs of the poor will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help and comfort, will in time reduce the rich to being no more than the
tenant-farmers of the poor, will dry up the sources of savings, will stop the accumulation of capital, will retard the development of trade, will benumb human industry and activity, and will culminate by bringing about a violent revolution in the State…
― Tocqueville, 1830, Memoir of Pauperism

Politicians understand that a crisis, real or imaginary, is the easiest way to take over a nation. “We must do it for the poor,” is their favorite hobgoblin.


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