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Sander Levin’s Republican Bashing

March 14th, 2014 by Mike N · Comments Off on Sander Levin’s Republican Bashing · Politics, Socialized Medicine

My US Congressman Sander Levin of Michigan sent out his Congressional Connector newsletter this week and like usual never misses a chance to bash Republicans. Here is his first paragraph: House Leaders Push Through “Polluter Protection Act” “Instead of taking action to create jobs, or restore benefits to the 2 million Americans who have been […]

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First, Do No Harm

July 31st, 2012 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Health care, like all goods and services, is a limited resource. Once it is removed from market forces by turning it over to the government and giving it away for “free*,” rationing is the inevitable consequence. Do you know what “rationing” means in the context of health care? This. This is what it means.

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It’ll Work. Trust Us. We Care.

March 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Talk radio host and Detroit News columnist Frank Beckmann had an oped on Wed. 3/24 “Dem’s health care claims lack real proof” which testifies to the kind of education they received. While Mr. Beckmann makes his point well, my point is that they don’t need proof, at least not empirical proof.

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November 23rd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 2 Comments · Socialized Medicine

This is the “public option” that statists and those in government want you to see: This is the “public option” as it really is:

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Watching the Water Circle

November 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine

I keep thinking about the doctors. What must they be thinking? I spent 10 years of education and interning — so I can work for the government? I’ll be part of a vast bureaucracy, forced to follow a shelf full of regulations meant to substitute for my independent judgment. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann lay […]

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The Mandatory Option

October 30th, 2009 by Mike N · Comments Off on The Mandatory Option · Socialized Medicine

For about 80 yrs now the government has been trying to be everything to everyone, trying to provide everyone with their daily bread and failing miserably. Why? Because the government has nothing to offer. All it has is its monopoly on physical force. All it can do is stand over the productive members of society […]

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‘Hoop Jumping’ in Socialized Medicine

October 21st, 2009 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Two points, to start. 1. My father’s heart arrhythmias have settled, and his sodium levels have been managed through intravenous fluids and fluid intake restriction.  Though he could barely walk, he was deemed strong enough, to no longer be eligible for a hospital bed.  Indeed, if he chose to stay, three doors from my mother, […]

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Exposing some Deceits of Socialized Medicine

October 19th, 2009 by Embedded I · 15 Comments · Socialized Medicine

In response to my post, My Father and Socialized Medicine, comments made by Greg Paulhus deserve a full post in response.  They are typical of arguments for socialized medicine, that in final analysis do not stand. My Dad’s situation may not be entirely ‘routine’, as Paulhus suggests, but his inappropriate care, is no less disgusting […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

October 3rd, 2009 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Socialized Medicine

The American people have spoken. A large portion of them do not want bigger government, specifically socialized medicine. So what do the statists conclude from from the mass demonstrations and the town hell meetings? Simple: the problem is that the people found out what they were doing. If only the people had been kept ignorant, […]

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The Narrative

September 29th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Justin Ruben of says this: August was a real wake-up call for progressives when health care reform was endangered by an angry mob organized by an alliance of insurance companies, oil companies and right-wing fear-mongers. He’s continuing the leftist strategy of characterizing citizens concerned about big government taking over health care as an angry […]

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Ode to Socialized Health Care

September 27th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine

I see Obama is still insisting on his original Obama care legislation instead of some watered down compromise. I think this is a last ditch effort to put a socialized medicine over on the American people. My response to that is a few more lyrics added to a recent post which I repost in part […]

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Health Care in Canada: Chewing the Legs Off

September 2nd, 2009 by Jim May · 46 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Once more, a comment of mine takes on a life of its own and demands its own post.  This one is in response to a comment left by Greg Paulhus, one of the remaining Canadians who have yet to be disillusioned by the ongoing collapse of their socialized medical system. In it, Paulhus attempts to […]

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My Father and Socialized Medicine

August 25th, 2009 by Embedded I · 31 Comments · Culture, Socialized Medicine

Yes, he is in the twilight of life, but he is my father.  More importantly, for 61 years he has been my mother’s lifelong love.  They went through WW2, they immigrated to a Canadian farm from S. England.  Dad pursued several means of employment to provide a comfortable living while raising three boys. On Monday, […]

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How Not to Fight Socialized Medicine

August 25th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Obama has unwisely outraged old people by trying to fund socialized medicine on their backs. The Republicans sense an opportunity for political gain, as well they should. But what do they conclude? WASHINGTON — Republicans are targeting older Americans worried about President Barack Obama’s health overhaul plans with a “seniors’ health care bill of rights.” […]

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August 14th, 2009 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on Götterdämmerung? · Socialized Medicine

The Democrats have decided to continue demonizing the opposition to their health care bill, even though a majority of voters are against them. Harry Reid called town hall protesters evil-mongers, whatever that means. (They are stirring up evil? Calling forth demons?) James Clyburn, the third most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, recalls the […]

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