Let’s say I spent 20 dollars yesterday…and tomorrow I plan to spend 30 dollars, but I only spend 25. In D.C., they call this a spending cut. Am I missing something here?
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New York, I love you, but our affair is over…we’ll never be together again. I simply cannot live in a place, run by people so controlling, that they tell me how much soda I can buy.
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly “reforming” their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they’re always busy “reforming” is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
Video: Obama Wins and Nothing Changes; The Wildly Unpopular Status Quo is Ratified
I’m boycotting the debates out of principle, so I’m watching horror flicks instead. I can’t sit here and listen to the stream of lies pouring out if their mouths. The duopoly of the two party system is destroying the country and until we demand better, despite their promises, nothing is going to change. In Dumb vs Dumber, we all come out as losers.
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If America’s Founding Fathers could look from the balconies of heaven upon the Great Republic Experiment they birthed, their eyes would be shedding tears upon us like a squall of winter raindrops. The same nation that began with a Declaration of Independence that said “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” now is a nation controlled by politicians who insist they know best for us, that their plans are better than our plans and that all of us must sacrifice our unique values and history so that they can make history.
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magneticmastermind asked: I just scrolled through your page briefly and saw two pictures, one of a flag wrapped around a fencepost and another upside down. What point are you expressing?
The photo of the flag laying on the railing, I just liked the photo. It reminds me of summers of my younger days.
The photo of the flag upside down is something else altogether. The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. That post, more or less, represents my general feeling that these United States have lost their way, that the government is corrupt and abusive of it’s power, and that the government should be much less intrusive along with being vastly reduced in size and scope. Also, I believe I made that post after the Supreme Court wrongly upheld certain unconstitutional portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, giving us the biggest increase in government since the New Deal.
“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.
So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
- Fireworks are a symbol of the Fourth of July, but in some states the government has banned individuals from using fireworks outright, and elsewhere they face serious restrictions.
- Grilling is another American tradition on this holiday, but many city and state governments prohibit or restrict grilling in residential areas. In NYC, the restrictions spurred the use of barbeque pits in public parks, but they are so in demand that some suggest “you might want to apply for a permit at least a month in advance.”
- Relaxing on your front porch furniture is a great way to wind down after the barbeque, and maybe watch the fireworks. But in Durham, North Carolina, city officials recently banned upholstered furniture from being placed on the front porch. The reason? Neighbors complained that outdoor sofas were unattractive.
- July is hot, and buying some lemonade from a child’s stand is a good way to cool down, unless the city shuts them down. In Iowa, Georgia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere police have shut lemonade stands run by children who hoped to make a few dollars over the summer. In one case the children were even fined $500 for operating without a license!
- If you can’t find a legally approved lemonade stand, an ice cream truck might be a way to keep cool and enjoy a sweet snack. However, cities in Illinois, Virginia, and Florida prohibit ice cream trucks from playing the famous music that sends children begging to their parents for a few bucks to buy that tasty treat.
What, then, is legislation? It is an assumption by one man, or body of men, of absolute, irresponsible dominion over all other men whom they call subject to their power. It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to subject all other men to their will and their service. It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to abolish outright all the natural rights, all the natural liberty of all other men; to make all other men their slaves; to arbitrarily dictate to all other men what they may, and may not, do; what they may, and may not, have; what they may, and may not, be. It is, in short, the assumption of a right to banish the principle of human rights, the principle of justice itself, from off the earth, and set up their own personal will, pleasure, and interest in its place. All this, and nothing less, is involved in the very idea that there can be any such thing as human legislation that is obligatory upon those upon whom it is imposed.
…Supporters of Obamacare are willfully ignorant of basic economics. The fundamental problem with health care costs in America is that the doctor-patient relationship has been profoundly altered by third party interference. Third parties, either government agencies themselves or nominally private insurance companies virtually forced upon us by government policies, have not only destroyed doctor-patient confidentiality. They also inescapably drive up costs because basic market disciplines — supply and demand, price sensitivity, and profit signals — are destroyed … Obamacare, via its insurance mandate, is more of the same misdiagnosis.
Anonymous asked: Unless the US is going to start refusing care to all uninsured (i.e. letting people die in the ER who can't pay which is immoral), you can't have a perfect free market. Without a perfect, or close-to-normal free market, you can have competition and no individual mandate, and still see rising costs. I'm actually very pro-free market in most situations but this is one in which that doesn't work.
If you’re real goal is to lower health care cost to make it more affordable to the masses and thereby increase the number of people covered, the free market is the only way. Part of the problem now is the fact that (the majority of) people don’t hold themselves accountable for the costs of their health care, they just pay whatever price is offered because their insurance pays for it…so hospitals will charge what ever they want, then the insurance companies pay those prices, then up go our rates.
If you could shop for health care in a supermarket, like you can shop bread, then you could compare benefits and prices and choose the best solution for you. This would drive down costs
If you want to increase healthcare coverage to more people you need to remove the government from the equation. Healthcare should be viewed as a commodity subject to the same principles and laws of economics as everything else. Price controls, rules and regulations, licensing laws, subsidies and taxes only work to make healthcare more expensive while lining the pockets of the political connected. Instead let the market respond to the needs of the consumers.