Straight from the “I couldn’t say it better myself” files, quite possibly the best paragraph I’ve read about health care all week long (my own posts notwithstanding!).
That is what socialised fucking medicine is all about. When the chips are down, if you can’t fend for yourself, you’re dead. If you think the free market is the same thing, you’re wrong. You’re worse off with socialized medicine because it fails you after you’ve spent your entire healthy life “donating” to it. Socialism continuously drains the very resources individuals could use to provide for themselves. Education, health care, it’s the same. If you want to give your kids a decent education, you have to pay the fucking taxes to support the public schools, and then you still have to pay for that private education. Those well off in the U.K. have to pay the horrendous taxes for the “free” health care, and then they have to go and pay for private care, too. The poor slobs who can’t afford to pay twice wind up crushed in the maw.
— The Inept Bully (Ezra Klein), Kayak2U Blog
Socialism “drains the very resources individuals could use to provide for themselves.” That’s the clincher. Socialism — always and everywhere — denies people the choice of taking care of themselves, the absence of which is then touted as evidence that socialism is needed because people won’t take care of themselves.
Do you hear me? I want no part in this abomination.