Thursday, July 30, 2009

On medical care and life in general

This quote pretty much sums it up. If you are one of the non-producers, you probably won't like it. I am all for charity, and this is the most charitable nation on earth (I think the French gave $2.50 for Tsunami relief a couple of years ago), but when I am forced by someone to be "charitable", that is when I draw the line.

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Adrian Rogers


  1. "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."

    Ben Franklin

  2. The best treatise on the state of health care, EMTALA, and the third rail of politics Medicare I have ever read was in Mortal Peril by Richard Epstein. It is perhaps 15 years old but is as relevant today as ever with the push toward "government coverage".

  3. AMEN!

    This horrid decline started with the "Great Scciety", when it became possible to get free stuff from the gubmint NOT because of tragic accidents of birth or chance, but simply because of your bad choices and lack of desire to be a productive member of the human race.

    Pattie, RN

  4. Does this sound familiar to any of you "health care" types:

    So, instead of car purchasers negotiating their own, best, trade-in prices, the government came up with a plan where they forcibly took money from tax payers, to hand over to dealers that provide new cars with rebates. Except, the government won't hand over the rebate money to the dealers. Who will pay for the $96M already spent? The tax payers. From whom will the dealers need to recover the costs for that which they already expended and won't have reimbursed? Why, the regular paying customers.

  5. Psychiatries blame it on "mental illness" unbalanced brain chemicals instead of the person is not working. Today 1 in 17 people are considered seriously mentally ill. and W.H.O. expects it to increase.
    1 in 17 LINK

    How many are in prison? "More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year"