The Healthcare Reform Quote of the Day

From Jerry Pournelle:

[B]efore we deliver another 15% of the GDP to Obama’s management team, would it not be better to wait a bit to see how well his present policies work? It’s not clear that the management team understands the economy, but they have certainly been given more power over it than any American government has ever had. Obama says that if we don’t do his health care reform soon, we never will. I question that. If what the Obama team is doing works, Obama will surely not lose popularity, and there will be far more support for the notion of turning this knotty problems over to a team that has successfully managed economic recovery. What’s the great hurry?

Good question.

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One Response to “The Healthcare Reform Quote of the Day”

  1. Charlotte Cushman Says:

    The hurry is that the real purpose of this proposal is a power grab, it has nothing to do with caring about anyone’s health. If he truly cared about health he would realize that socialized medicine is immoral because it enslaves doctors. Please read this: http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5123 and this http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=4930.

    This quote says it all for me: “I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind — yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? … Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it — and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.” — Dr. Hendricks in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

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