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Sentinel readers contemplating the contrast between Dr. Michael Pramenko's explanation of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare isn't socialism, but a block against single player plan") and right wing polemicist Charles Krauthammer's hysterical rant ("Breakdown of constitutional norms spells problems far into the future") should have little doubt why Americans are more mistrustful ("Poll: Americans losing their faith in each other").
As Leon Rodriguez aptly notes ("Senate filibuster rules allow dangerous obstruction"), what Krauthammer disingenuously decries as a "breakdown of constitutional norms" is actually a return to the explicit Constitutional principal of majority rule and hopefully "spells" a revival of constructive governance "far into the future".
Krauthammer conveniently fails to admit that in January 2009 vowed to deny President Obama a second term by obstructing his voter endorsed agenda. While House Republicans (and our own Scott Tipton) voted 46 timed to "repeal" ObamaCare, they held not a single hearing intended to improve it much less evaluate the efficacy of their fraudulent "alternative".
How do you know what Republicans most? Face the facts no matter the language, dialogue, your sewage or any other democrap, AMERICA does not like nor want OBAMACARE. It is a total failure that democraps are running from. They cannot hide. Republicans fear majrity rule. Duh? That has been the methodology for centuries. Evidence the Quinniapac poll which puts in democraps now running behind udall is a good example. I see Bill is on board with husseincare oops obamacare becoming referred to as the Affordable Care Act as opposed to the much liked obamacare moniker. Numbers are numbers and facts are facts. You cannot run and hide Bill. No matter how you and democraps try to spin it is unwanted and a complete failure. Take note that hillary and her wife limpwilly are now trailing in Quinniapac polling.
Contrasting Jerry "Sand for Brains'" incoherent rant with Michael Pramenko's cogent explanation of the public policy issues underlying the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") should tell sentient Sentinel readers all they need to know.
We can surmise the extent of Republicans' anti democratic fear of "majority rule" from the facts that they have undertaken voter suppression measures in at least 20 Republican controlled states, that Senate Republicans abused the filibuster some 400 times before Democrats changed the rules as to most presidential appointments (only), that House Republicans changed their rules to prevent a vote to avoid the government shutdown, and that Majority Leader John Boehner refuses to bring popular legislation to a vote in the House not because it would fail, but because he knows it would pass with bipartisan support.
We also see Godwin's Law in action, as Jerry "Sand for Brains" resorts to racist and demeaning epithets rather than any evidence to predict that the ACA will fail. As a combat veteran enjoying "socialized medicine" through the VA, he evinces no empathy for the 40+ million of his fellow citizens who stand to benefit from the ACA. Moreover, even if he fought to defend a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people", Jerry evidences no respect for its Constitutionally elected officials. Sad!
PART 1. Here come the libs again with their ad hominem "libspeak" and left vs right snark. I refer specifically to Pramenko's phrase, ""I nearly lost my breakfast reading Josh Penry " and Hugenberg's "Jerry 'Sand for Brains'" response to the political epithet, "democraps." Lovely all around. I get so tired of this kind of garbage that I automatically tune out the speaker.
As an aside, it is quite laughable that Hugenberg would seem to shamelessly imply that his intelligence is greater than that of Charles Krauthammer. That's a no braner: it's not remotely close. I'll explain why.
Apparently unlike Hugenberg, I am able to appreciate excellent writing skills even if I disagree with what was written.
Now on to substance. Pramenko is in a very limited way correct when he takes Josh Penry to task for saying Obamacare is socialism but that's the end of his correctness. Technically, Obamacare is not "socialism", it is fascism.
"Socialism" is where government owns the "Anadrol 50" means of production. "Fascism" is "private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control." Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second College Edition.
I would expand that definition: fascism is private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, in which "government" is used as a "business" tool by private interests. Another way of articulating the same idea is: fascism is de facto private ownership and control of government.
John Flynn defined the word thusly: "Fascism is a system of social organization in which the political state is a dictatorship supported by a political elite and in which the economic society is an autarchial capitalism, enclosed and planned, in which the government assumes responsibility for creating adequate purchasing power through the instrumentality of national debt and in which militarism is adopted as a great economic project for creating work as well as a great romantic project in the service of the imperialist state." [As We Go Marching, p. 161, 2nd ed.] John T.
A is a who uses the police powers of government (via bribes, special interest legislation, holding office himself, etc) to corruptly increase profits and eliminate or reduce competition for his (or her) business/es beyond what they would be in a genuinely fair and free marketplace comprised of Tren-H100 Global Anabolics willing sellers and willing buyers. Creating captive markets, as Obamacare does, would be included.
PART 2. Many Democrats and Republicans are fascists, especially the ones in Congress. To paraphrase Jesse Ventura in a conversation with Willie Nelson and Alex Jones, the DEMS and GOP are like professional wrestling: they pretend to be adversaries in public. But behind closed doors, they good buddies, hanging out with each other, making business deals and having dinner together at fancy restaurants and at each other homes and mansions, all the while using the coercion based police powers of to enrich themselves.
IMO, there are five basic groups of people: 1) fascist who use to enrich themselves, 2) functionally illiterate lemming who only spout meaningless talking points, 3) fascist who use to enrich themselves, 4) functionally illiterate lemming who only spout meaningless talking points, and 5) illiterate, apathetic, passive/aggressive disordered underachieving loser "Anadrol 50" types who feel some sick sense of personal empowerment by trolling talk strings and spouting illiterate low IQ drivel in an effort to distract and destroy meaningful and intellectually honest truth seeking conversation.
Despite "Anaboliset Aineet" the best cheerleading efforts of leftist propagandists of the Pramenko Hugenberg ilk, Obamacare is already in the process of imploding before our very eyes. Only low information citizens have any interest in it at all. Young people don't care. Nobody is signing up. Everybody knows it's both immoral and mathematically impossible, so they're just waiting to see what happens.
Absolute best case is that well intended ignorant people "benign ignorance" is an oxymoron held the vain hope that coercively increasing the risk pool via threats of government violence would lower prices. That is sheer self evident nonsense which ignores the empirically provable natural laws of economics. The one and ONLY defense any individual has against the price of something being too high (and therefore Unaffordable) is the freedom/right to not buy it. Contrary to the ignorant opinions of Obama supporters and other leftists, creating captive markets can only guarantee higher prices.
The fraud of Obamacare reminds me of Colorado's fraud of compulsory automobile insurance, which was sold to voters under the rubric the "nobody should have to be the victim of an uninsured driver" and "uninsured drivers raise insurance rates for everybody else." As it turned out, those marketing deceptions were outright lies.
Before "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" compulsory auto insurance, prices were reasonable, and you only had to pay $25/year extra for uninsured driver coverage. Now that auto insurance is compulsory, prices went up, and you STILL have to pay extra for uninsured driver coverage. How about them apples?! Fascinating how you will never see such as Pramenko, Hugenberg, et ilk talk about that.
PART 3. Let's cut past the surface stuff and get to the nitty gritty core of the problem of why Obamacare can't possibly work. All but liars will admit to the truth of the following stipulation: every single one of us, as an individual, wants to get paid as much as possible for his own labor and products, while simultaneously paying as little as possible (cheap is good, free is better) for the labor and products of "the other guy." For some reason, we humans tend to perceive the physical effort (aka "work") required in the material plane to provide food, clothing and shelter for our robes of flesh (aka "bodies") as pain to be avoided if possible.
Fortunately or unfortunately, free markets consisting of willing buyers and willing sellers are the only honest and fair means of determining the price of A's labor in terms of B's labor. This is also something you will never hear duopoly "dog and pony show" politicians, or leftist propagandists of the Pramenko Hugenberg ilk, talk about.
While accusing others of "not caring" or as Hugenberg put it, "he evinces no empathy for the 40+ million of his fellow citizens" as much as they, the self anointed, do, leftists completely ignore the fact they Testosterone Cypionate Peak are proposing that low wage burger flippers foot the tax bill for fulfilling their financially idiotic Utopian dreams with other people's money/labor. In other "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" words, these flaming hypocrites evince no conscience or Golden Rule moral values when it comes to forcing people who make a lot less money than they do pay the tax freight for their leftist economic ignorance. I find that level of intellectual dishonesty and hypocrisy to be both disgusting and offensive.
I very much prefer a "system" constitutionally creating a level economic playing field (with equal opportunity for all) to a "system" of manipulation and deception where all parties compete for the inherently evil and inevitably corrupting One Ring of government Power (Over the Other) so as to be able to implement idiocy via the forcible government coercion of legal tender and taxation Sustanon 250 Online India powers.
At the end of the day, the leftists are left with nothing but creating infinite amounts of fraudulent and blatantly unconstitutional debt as money currency to pay for their Utopian dreams. Let's call it "QE Infinity". In other words, regardless of their spoken blitherings, the harsh reality of what they propose is monetizing health care costs, which amounts to one sixth of the national economy. It is impossible to do that without devaluing the already existing monetary numbers (aka "currency") existing in the accounts of America's savers and pensioners.