Glenn Beck got a tad bit volcanic on the topic of healthcare on his radio show today, and I've got to say, I loved it. I know, I know, Beck gets over-the-top emotionally on a regular basis. It's one of the things that has won him so many fans and so many haters at the same time.
But enough is enough. People like this woman don't want facts and logic, they want to accuse anyone who isn't for socialized medicine of not caring about the problems, of not being touched by the costs of the system as it now stands. Is it not understandable when, faced with this tripe on a daily basis, Beck finally lets the emotion kick in, too? And is it surprising that the emotion we hear is anger, anger at not being able to get through to the meatheads who think we can all have anything we want, without paying for it?
Well, if this national health care is such a great Idea, then shouldn't we all be investing in the plan? Not just the wealthy, as this guy notes: Pay up! Utopia ain't free, ya know
As eternal tools of Satan, we understand that the wealthy normally attain their largesse via human misery, corporate plundering and the raping of the environment, but they also tend to be smart.
Love that line.
They tend to calculate their taxes and make up any losses by investing less, opening fewer businesses, hiring fewer people and spending less money. The National Federation of Independent Business claims that the congressional health care plan could cost 1.6 million jobs — most of them in small businesses — and decrease wages across the board. But if Americans have truly fallen in love with the idea of expansive federal government, so be it. Let's all start chipping in to pay for the costs associated with Hope... There is a way to find out just how much we value the idea. Would a proposal that forced every taxpayer to shell out the true cost of this legislation ever get out of committee — or any politician's mouth, for that matter? If voters believe that health care reform, as the president maintains, would offer savings and an improved level of medical care, surely they would be willing to take a stake in the game. Let's all ante up and see.
Yeah, that'll happen.