ObamaCare, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, insurance for medical care and retirement. When it comes to these entitlements, these insurances, these charities, they are nothing that liberals portray them to be. Liberals believe that efficiency comes from government as a single payer system. As history has shown us, nothing could be further from the truth. As Gov. Christie found out after Hurricane Sandy, when disaster strikes and you turn to liberal Democrats running the federal government for aid, the people to whom you’ve been paying taxes for this very purpose, assistance comes at a price.
Ben Franklin’s brilliant concept of insurance is that people pool their money so that if disaster strikes one of them it does not wipe him out. Until the advent of insurance, if a business or home burned down, all was lost. Insurance gives a person, a family, a chance to recover from disaster. The more people pooling a portion of their wealth, the more can be covered by that insurance, obviously making a single pool of all wealth the best pool.
However, there is a fatal flaw in single payer, and that is that it forms a monopoly. As history has shown us, when someone has a monopoly, they become dictatorial and corrupt. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That is the reason the government established monopoly laws so that one person cannot gather all power unto himself.
That flaw is evident in the corruption of insurance by greedy executives wanting to hold onto that money and by greedy lawyers wanting to get a piece of it for themselves. Insurance is not supposed to be used to make a profit, but as a safety net for their clients. Likewise, it is not supposed to be used as a feather bed for someone who suffers the least little harm.
Also, people are being convinced that it is right to charge more for those whose circumstances are less than ideal, such as Oklahomans in Tornado Alley. Should Californians be charged more for living in earthquake zones, or on hillsides, or in wildfire zones? While there may be some virtue in charging people for negligence, there is no virtue in penalizing, or even criminalizing circumstances of life, such as living long and having “pre-existing conditions” when applying for a different insurance which applies to everyone.
While the free market allows people to shop around and avoid corrupt companies, government has the power to force the people to buy their insurance. And what do they do with it? In 1932 Democrats established the Social Security Fund so that people living to old age would have a retirement income. In 1968 the Democrats took the $3 trillion dollar surplus in the Social Security Fund and spent it on themselves, thereafter declaring Social Security to be “retirement insurance” and doling out a pittance to the elderly.
Likewise, Medicare was established in 1968 and now Obama is taking money from it meant for the elderly to have healthcare and giving it to his young, freeloading voters who don’t bother to work but live off of government welfare through ObamaCare. The only redeeming quality of this is that those people will never see the benefits they were promised. Democrats are telling the people they will care for their every need while stealing away their very lives.
“A taxpayer voting Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”