- March 23, 1775 is the day
Patrick Henry gave his famous
"Give me liberty or give me death"
speech. Listen to the speech and
how it pertains to the health care
bill that was ironically signed on
the same day 230 years later.
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- April 2, 2010 - Of Course We Can Do a Better Job
The three muskateers of Obama, Reid and Pelosi won the battle to get health care reform passed and have now put Uncle Sam in charge of running
about $3 trillions worth of our economy. They tell us this is about lowering costs and doing it better and cheaper. I'd just like to take a look at
everything the federal government has ever run to get an idea of what we can expect.
Government Run Businesses
- Medicare - $75 trillion in unfunded liabilities
- Prescription Drugs - $19 trillion in unfunded liabilities
- Social Security - $14 trillion in unfunded liabilities
- Amtrack - Needed $1.84 billion in 2009 to survive
- US Postal Service - faces $238 billion deficit by 2020
Now here is something that should send a chill up your spine
Reason.com - Medicare Monster Mash
"Hayward and Peterson?s cautionary tale pointed out that Medicare costs had been dramatically underestimated from the inception of the program in 1966. Medicare cost $3 billion in 1966. A ?conservative? estimate by the House Ways and Means Committee in 1966 projected that Medicare would cost $12 billion after inflation by 1990. The actual 1990 cost was nearly nine times more: $107 billion. Today Medicare costs $408 billion, consuming about 13 percent of the total federal budget."
The same people who underestimated the cost of medicare by nearly nine times just told us the health care bill would only cost $1 trillion over the
next ten years. Unless you are the extremely trusting type who believes that this time is going to be different, that this time they will get it right
then you should be prepared for this health care bill to cost around $9 trillion.
From The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return.