Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cruising the Web

While Democrats are screeching about what Paul Ryan's plan would do to Medicare by giving those under 55 the option of shopping around for the insurance plan that fits them best, how about we take a look at what will happen to Medicare under Obamacare? WSJ has the details. This bill is so very bad and we're just discovering how bad it will be.

If you have any doubts about what will occur when an unelected board is in charge of health care choices, Theodore Dalrymple reminds us of what has happened under a similar plan in Britain.

FreedomWorks mashes up the trailer for Atlas Shrugged
with today's headlines. Except for the production values, could you tell the difference?

What would lead bureaucrats think that it would help the unemployed to find jobs if they were given a Superman cape? I just can't imagine the meeting where this was discussed? "We have over 200,000 people coming to us this year to find a job. Let's spend $14,000 and give them superhero capes." "By Jove! What a fantastic idea! Who wouldn't want to hire a desperate guy in a cape! Place that order now!"

Michael Godwin points out that Obama is the candidate of the status quo. Except, without change, the status quo is only a fantasyland.

Tom Bethell dissects the multicultural delusion.

Speaking of delusions, David Boze says that the "Donald" candidacy is a Trojan Horse threatening the Republican Party.

Thomas Sowell explains
how the courts are responsible for excessive bullying in schools.

Guess what? Menu labeling doesn't change people's ordering behavior at restaurants. They already knew that the stuff they were ordering was caloric and bad for them. Rubbing their noses in it doesn't change their behavior.

Apparently asking the mayor about why he opposes the DC school choice program is enough for an activist to express the hope that the reporter drop dead.

John Hawkins interviews Andrew Breitbart
about his new book. Interesting footnote: at the quiz bowl competition we were at this past weekend, Breitbart showed up as a question. That's how you know you've really made it - when your name appears in a high school quiz bowl tournament!

The Obama administration tried to convince S&P not to issue their warning about the U.S. losing our AAA rating. Perhaps it might have been more helpful for the President not to give a strident speech attacking his Republican opponents thus signaling to S&P that there was little hope for a compromise effort on cutting government spending.


ic said...

"The Obama administration tried to convince S&P..."

step 1: plead with S&P (S&P: no deal)
step 2: MSM denigrates S&P's rating as political
step 3: Holder investigates S&P executives
step 4: SEIU pink shirts demonstrate on executives' front lawns
step 4: Obama calls for civility
step 5: Obama takes over S&P to make it "nonpolitical"
step 6: MSM hails Obama's decisive actions averting a Greater-Great-Recession.

Wonder how long he'll wait to order the Dem propaganda wing to investigate S&P.

pumping-irony said...

The main difference between private health insurance and nationalized insurance is that instead of a heartless insurance company clerk denying your payment, a "benevolent" government bureaucrat now does so. Well, in the former case one might still have some leverage with the law and regulators. When the gummint tells you to drop dead, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters?

ic said...

"What would lead bureaucrats think that it would help the unemployed to find jobs if they were given a Superman cape?"

What a stupendous super idea! When the unemployed lost their homes, they'd have a cape instead of old newsprints to cover them when they sleep on the street. I bet they could make a tent out of the cape to provide a little privacy too.

Stan said...

When the govt says you're gonna die, you're gonna die.

* said...

we're already calling the ryan plan 'the suicide note of the republican party'

bye-bye, republican party!

tfhr said...


You're saying "good-bye" to a political party when the concern ought to be about what happens to this country. It's pretty clear where your priority is - something you seem to share with the current administration and its supporters - party politics.

Are you in favor of a one party system? Or are you in favor of collapsing the economy? Saying "good-bye" to one party and not addressing the causes for our current economic crisis would suggest that one or both may be the case.

What will you do when Medicare collapses? You need to have a plan because you'll be saying "good-bye" to that government dependency program soon.

Pat Patterson said...

Wasn't there a commenter here that before the election was often predicting the demise of the Republicans. That they would be reduced to rump status made up of toothless Southerners? Maybe after fifty years or so this latest Karnak also might be correct.