Oct 122008

For a moment I thought Obama was showing signs of being something that people of the younger generations may have read about but have never seen: a liberal. It was when I saw the headline:

“Obama: ‘Subsidize’ Americans who can’t afford health insurance.”

That’s something I could support. Provide health care vouchers for the poorest of the poor. In itself it wouldn’t be enough to deal with the problem of people who have chronic, pre-existing conditions that would price anyone out of the health insurance market. But it could do a lot, and do it in a pro-choice way that would harness market forces to create better health care options for all of us.

But alas, that’s not what Obama meant. His is just another of the same-old, same-old leftwing fascist proposals. He can’t get out of the old ruts of the Democrat party. He does say some words about letting people choose, but the effect of his every proposal is to eliminate choice.

He wants to require insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That is going to drive private health insurance prices way up and eliminate private insurance. It means we’ll all be in his government plan which is NOT an insurance plan in any meaning of the term, which means we’ll have more of the same social pathologies that are destroying the UK, the Netherlands, and other countries that have gone that route.

Obama claims to love markets, but in fact it’s quite the opposite. He adheres religiously to the first commandment of the leftwing catechism — a slight variation on Martin Luther’s version:

Thou shalt have no other gods before The Great God, The State.

What does this mean? We should fear, loathe, and mistrust markets and personal choice above all things.