May 17 2011
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It is incredible to think Mitt Romney ever thought he had a chance at being nominated the GOP Presidential candidate. Especially after the debacle that is Obamacare was forced down this nation’s throat through bribes and hyper-partisan strong arm tactics. Romneycare is just a smaller version of Obamacare, with plenty of evidence now accumulated on how bad Obamacare will be for the nation’s needy, elderly and sick:
The Massachusetts “universal health-care system” — the model for ObamaCare — is in big trouble after just five years. …
The wait time for an appointment is now routinely over a month for primary-care doctors and specialists — including gastroenterologists, cardiologists, orthopedists and even obstetricians.
It has only been 5 years, so the damage is just beginning. But clearly Massachusetts is on a path to be as fouled up as Canada’s and the UK’s National Health Systems are, where patients wait many months for needed surgery. And some die waiting in those death panel queues.
More than half of primary-care docs in Massachusetts find themselves unable to work with Medicaid or Commonwealth Care (state-subsidized insurance), which both pay providers poorly.
This is the liberal answer to out-of-control health costs: playing God on the cheap. Death panels establish what procedures will be covered and how much will be paid. And it is ALWAYS less than the cost of basic care. No superior care here. No cutting edge procedures. No ability for your doctor to try various options to see what helps you the best. If it ain’t on the list you can’t have it. Unless you are a rich liberal running the death panels of course.
It is not their call who lives or who dies. I would argue that those who worked their entire lives to succeed and fend for themselves deserve the best they can afford without any barriers from bureaucrats. For those who did not quit being responsible, those who did not fall into drugs or crime, or those who were too lazy to work through the public school opportunities (let alone community college), the choices should be theirs. Not some death panel of cost-driven bureaucrats.
Those who failed to meet their individual responsibilities in life earned their death panel care. They decided to live off the state’s largesse, not the rest of us.
I find it amazing someone who raised a family, had a successful career and compiled some wealth is seen as evil, while drug addicts who live on the street are held up as the primary goal for society’s focus. Sorry, but Darwin was right. Some will always fall by the wayside from on their own accord. Yes, we should always hold out a helping hand to get people out of their ruts. And victims are in a totally different category than self-made-disasters. But a rich, overweight smoker is not a drag on society. A heroin addict who haunts the sewers is.
Romneycare is a disaster still building steam. Wait to see how bad it is in 10 years. Romney himself is a politician, which means his words mean nothing and all we have are his actions to discern where he would lead. We don’t need Obamacare Part Duex. We need Obamacare abolished and our private health care system strengthened. I don’t trust Romney to be that champion anymore than I trust Pelosi or Obama.
He has no hope of winning any primary. Caucuses don’t look to good either.
And then we have Newt Gingrich’s immediate implosion as a candidate. Not only is Newt deluded on Global Warming, which in itself would devastate the global economy based on botched and crappy ‘science’. But Gingrich came out and proposed another variant of government take over of our health care, all the while taking shots at the one GOP leader out there leading – Paul Ryan.
It was a despicable act of political opportunism. And no one will forget his reenactment of Benedict Arnold. It seems Newt is not nearly as smart as some claim.
So we can thankfully kiss good-bye to the bizarre Newt and the misfitted Mitt. Trump self-dumped, while Huck did his “aw, shucks”. Seems like the GOP field is turning better by the day!
Now we can look at more serious contenders who surely will be coming out of the woodwork. yet unknown future greats.