Socialized Health Care

President Obama is trying hard to push his economic recovery package. He could take a lesson from President Ronald Reagan, who came into office in an even deeper recession and lowered taxes and cut government spending, and the country got much better within two years.

Obama’s role model for his plan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent federal money, raised taxes, and over-regulated industries, effectively lengthening the Great Depression by seven years. This plan, however, isn’t about recovery. It is about getting as many Americans dependent upon the government as possible. He aims to create “infrastructure jobs” that will build roads, fix bridges, and upgrade schools. He’s also going to try and sneak in Socialized Health Care.

From Fox News:

There is heavy emphasis on public works projects, which have lagged as state budgets contracted. Governors have lobbied Obama to help them patch holes in their budgets, drained by sinking tax revenues and increased need for public assistance such as Medicaid and children’s health insurance. Obama’s plan would increase the federal portion of those programs so no state would have to cut any of the 20 million children whose eligibility is now at risk.

Obama’s plan would also provide health care coverage for 8.5 million people who lose their insurance when they either lose or shift jobs.

Eight and a half million people would be covered under free government health care. Makes you wonder which way they would vote in the future, if they are forced into government welfare.

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My next question: How do we pay for all this? Obama promises a 2.1 trillion dollar deficit. For you Obama voters, a deficit means debt. This is what that looks like:

$ 2100000000000

In his first inaugural address, on January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan said, “You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we’re not bound by that same limitation?”

Nathan Hale’s Ghost

On September 12, 1776, a twenty-one year old American Captain volunteered to go behind enemy lines and gather intelligence on British troop movements. He is considered by many to be America’s first spy.

He is now a shining example of American patriotism. Captured by the British a week after his mission began, He was interrogated, beaten, and berated.

On the 22nd of that same month, he was led to the gallows as a traitor to the British empire. Before his last breath was taken, he would utter the now famous line, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

Hero.

He was twenty-one years old. Do you know many men of that same age that would do a thing like that? Do you know anyone that would have the intestinal fortitude to not sell their soul or their country in their own darkest days?

Unfortunately, you probably don’t know too many of them.

The vast majority of the twenty one year olds (other than in the military) are worried about X-box, what bar they are going to, and the quickest way to score. Ask them about Nathan Hale, and you would probably get a blank stare.

It’s a sad state of affairs. Nathan Hale has more to say.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 6:28 am  Comments (1)  
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