It seems Mr. or Ms. Anonymous wishes to have a conversation but still refuses to give a name or e-mail address. Yes, s/he actually wrote back to me in response to my previous blog post.
"Rationalize" means make rational / logical , it
does not mean death committees , " Obamacare"
actually reveals the costs of health care and
distributes the social costs in a designed way
rather then by obscene costs to those not
sheltered by agreements between providers and
insurance companies. Hard to determine if you
don't know the meaning of rational or if you
intentionally misinterpret ill give you the
benefit of the doubt that it wa an intentional
play on rationing rather than just stupid
If Obamacare is so rational, so logical, so wonderful, why is Obama and his administration giving all of these waivers to all of their buddies? Why is it that Congress, the very people who wrote and passed the bill - they had to pass it to find out what was in it after all - have decided they don't want to live under it? Why is it that President Obama keeps, illegally, delaying pieces of the law? If the law is so bad that he needs to delay it, maybe we should put the whole thing on pause and see if we can't come up with something better?
"and distributes the social costs in a designed way
rather then by obscene costs to those not
sheltered by agreements"
In other words, "let the other guy pay for it." Let the guy who has worked hard all of his life, has succeeded, has some money in the bank, a nice house and a good job, let him and his family pay THEIR medical bills plus pay the medical bills of the guy who quit high school, was "too smart" to worry about college and has to work mall security for minimum wage while trying to support himself and letting the government support his three kids. The problem with this is, the government makes no money. Most of the money the government spends, is OUR money, taxes paid by the American taxpayer, you know, the ones who have a job.
Obamacare, otherwise known as socialism, will not raise everybody up to the same level. It will not suddenly make the poor into the middle class. It won't work. Show me one society where it has worked and I might admit that Obama has a chance. No, it won't raise anyone up. Socialism will drag everyone else down. It won't raise the poor up, it will drag the middle class down. If you want equality, I guess you'll get it. Everyone will be equally miserable. What a noble goal to aim for.
Don't delude yourself into thinking that because people like Warren Buffet, George Clooney and Matt Damon support redistribution of wealth that it means anything. They already have their money safely secreted away in some off-shore bank account. When Socialism destroys the economy, granted it may will take twenty or thirty years, but when it does, they will still be rich. They will still be living in their mansion. Socialism won't drag them down. If you think you're going after the one percenters, fighting that noble fight for the ninety-nine percent, you're going to lose. They will still be rich, including Obama. It's you, me and the rest of us who are going to be miserable.
You are watching the news right? You are watching as big company after big company turns their previously full time staff into part time staff in order to avoid this law? People are losing their jobs because of Obamacare. People are being demoted from full time to part time. Do we really need to destroy the American economy to make sure that everyone gets health care? Seems like an awful high price to me.
You are watching the riots over in Greece and France and Spain? Their welfare state has outgrown their ability to pay for it. It will happen even quicker here in the US because there is no one bigger to bail us out. We, the United States, are the main reason that the European socialist states have managed to survive as long as they have. We were defending them for the last fifty years. Since the end of World War II. They didn't have to pay for a military. Now that they do have to support a military, they have to make cuts... or go bankrupt.
As for the word rational. Yes, I know the meaning of the word. I am a writer. Dictionary.com is a favorite bookmark of mine.
Rationalize: Verb. to ascribe (one's acts, opinions, etc.) to causes that superficially seem reasonable and valid but that actually are unrelated to the true, possibly unconscious and often less creditable or agreeable causes.
"Superficially seem reasonable and valid but that actually are unrelated to the true and often less creditable or agreeable causes." Yeah, that sounds about right for Obamacare.
I'm pretty sure that's NOT the definition you wanted, is it?
I anxiously await your response.