Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cartoon: Socialized Medicine

My thoughts: This is the problem of the slippery slope. There is no logical stopping point once you accept government intervention in an industry or the economy. Proponents of the health care plan like to claim opposition is to the plan is hypocrisy. In some cases it is. However many who oppose government health care also oppose Medicare, Social Security, and all other government intervention in the economy. Then there is the practical reality of the federal budget. It is Medicare and Medicaid that are currently projected to be the programs that bankrupt the government. An additional government health care program will likely accelerate the process. This issue should be aaddressed by the proponents of the health care plan.

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