America has the best health care system in the world. Is it perfect? No. But it's still the best. Yet we're about to throw it all away in favor of... government-run health care.
But here's the one thing: The Democrats' latest health care plan has nothing to do with "health" or "caring" and everything to do with power and control.
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"But Glenn, there are like 14 quadrillion people without health insurance. And besides, it's free!"
Actually the plan House Democrats unveiled Tuesday will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, but only 17 percent of the spending comes in the first five years, while 83 percent comes in the second five years. Once everything finally has kicked in, the plan will cost more than double — $230 billion per year — with the cost rising each year.
Where will the government get the money to pay for this massive "free" program? Because remember, as the president said when interviewed during the All-Star Game Monday night, "We are out of money"
If you guessed "the rich," you are a winner!
If you are "rich" or are employed by "the rich" or are looking to gain employment from someone who is "rich," then you are going to be the loser — a big fat loser.
The party who hates being called "socialist" is proposing to fund government care with a 5.4 percent surtax on those making over $1 million a year, with gradual taxes starting at incomes of $280,000 a year.
Taxing the rich to give poor people "free" health care? Sounds like socialism to me... but I didn't go to Harvard.
But wait, there's more! That huge tax hike only funds part of the plan. The rest is coming from — and I'm going to try and say this with a straight face — the expected windfall of savings the government will achieve.
Really? Our government? The one who has racked up an $11.5 trillion debt will fund a massive new program on "savings"?
Right. They claim they'll be able to beat those evil insurance companies in efficiency because they don't have to care about profits or paying bloated CEO salaries. Only one problem: Health insurance profits account for a measly 0.6 percent of health care costs.
So, for every dollar spent on health care 0.6 percent goes towards health insurance costs.
And those evil CEOs account for 0.0005 percent of costs. So for every dollar spent on health care, 0.0005 percent goes towards that greedy CEO. Can you believe this guy?
Clearly the numbers don't add up. It defies common sense. It's because this bill isn't about getting little Sally Muchenfuch medicine for her elbow-warts and it isn't about making every chubby American a beanpole.
It's about power and control over you.
If this bill passes, government would control and additional 1/6th of the economy. Combine that with the industries they've already infiltrated — namely the banks and the auto industry — and the ones they are trying to infiltrate — like the energy industry — and you have something that looks nothing like America.
What are we doing? I don't want to be like the European Union or Canada. I want America to be America: Where the people run the show — that's what makes us great. When we're run by the government, we are anything but the land of the free.
Besides, if we become like Canada or the E.U., where will all of their citizens come when they need that difficult or elusive medical treatment they can't get in their own crappy country!
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