Posts Tagged ‘change’

The End of the World As We Know It

March 14, 2009

Universal Healthcare:

Though it has failed everywhere else (Hawaii, Canada, Australia, Britain…), for some reason, it is the solution to our healthcare problems.

But we will not be fooled. Creating a government monopoly that is ran by a bureaucracy and exponentially less responsible than free-market insurance will destroy our current system and, after it fails, leave us with more uninsured and another mess to clean up.

Certainly this isn’t change we can believe in. But congressional democrats are planning to pass such a bill, dubbed the ‘Ted Kennedy Memorial Bill’ or something to the likes of that. Why? Well, nobody is sure, and we need to make them realize that they will do more harm than good.

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Are They Stupid?

March 14, 2009

When one tree branch falls, should we chop the whole tree down?

Logically, this makes no sense at all, but metaphorically, it’s happening right before our eyes. A few banks go under, so the government concludes that all the banks are going to collapse. So, it takes over the banking industry, effectively destroying its ability to compete and produce wealth.

But before the tree is chopped, a doctor is sent to try to save it. The doctor gives CPR and $20 to the fallen twig, but it is not revived and does not start growing again. The doctor tells the lumberjack that the tree is dead, and the living tree is chopped down.

This is a terrible way to heal the banking industry when we look at it this way, but for some reason, it is the very way that our government feels necessary in rescuing the economy.

The solution to a few failing companies is to let them fail. To prop up a failing company is a waste of money because no matter what you do to it, it will still just be a dead twig. Yes, temporarily a few jobs are lost, but in the long run,the productive banks have a larger market to expand.

Recession is a natural part of the economic roller coaster and government failure will only extend it.

Our New President

January 24, 2009

It is important to consider…

He went to Harvard. He’s changed his views on many issues sinse getting into office. He’s not stubborn. He’s not stupid.

However…

He has many political views that are disagreeable. Examples would be his anti-federalist educational plans, his anti-capitalist and pro-inflation bailout policies and his liberal healthcare reforms.

But no matter what…

We’re stuck with him for at least four years. And it looks like he’ll be in for eight. Should his safety be compromised and he be assassinated by anyone, he’d only be replaced by Biden, and should Biden go down too, Pelosi would take control of the Whitehouse. This does not excite me.

All we can do is…

We aught to pray for Obama’s wisdom and his safety. The lack of either would be a catastrophe.