An Informed Electorate Will Never Support Socialism; The Dems Strategy: Avoid Facts, Promote Confusion
History is rich with example after example of a dangerous and naturally occuring slippery slope when governments attain too much power. They begin by trying to solve a problem while ignoring the fact they themselves may have caused it, and that by attempting to address it from a far-off out-of-touch top-down bureaucracy, they may actually make it worse.
The decades old attempt at taking over the United States healthcare system is nothing new. The names, faces, and marketing slogans, however, have changed.
Ronald Reagan warned us in 1961, saying in part, “it’s very easy to disguise liberalism as a humanitarian project.” He quoted a socialist Presidential candidate from 1927 during that broadcast who said, “The American people would never vote for socialism, but he said that under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”
Point: There is nothing new under the sun.
I don’t care what you call it — HillaryCare in the 90’s, ObamaCare in 2010, Medicare For All, and now Medicare Buy In — it’s socialism. That, my friends, is Anti-American, Anti-Constitution, and We The People aren’t buying it. Well, for the most part.
I can’t quite figure out why so many Americans believe government can solve this problem, or that government should. It must be that “humanitarian” disguise Reagan warned us about.
A recent poll, according to TheHill.com, said:
A majority of the public supports a single-payer health insurance system, often called “Medicare for all,” as the idea gains steam among Democrats, according to a new poll.
The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 56 percent of the public supports a single-payer plan, compared to 42 percent who oppose the idea.
But when people are told that the proposal would “require most Americans to pay more in taxes,” support plummets to just 37 percent.
Reason.com, however, reported on the same poll, but provided rest of the story:
But the more revealing part of the survey, I think, comes from the questions focused on the costs of single payer, all of which caused support for Medicare for All to drop below 40 percent. Told that it would eliminate private health insurance and require people to pay more in taxes, for example, support fell to 37 percent. Told that it would cause some medical treatments and tests to be delayed, support dropped even further, to 26 percent.
Once again, when you explain the facts, people reject socialism.
So, BE CAREFUL! They will continue to keep trying, inch by inch — in spite of the Constitution’s limitations on government power and jurisdiction — to introduce government solutions to solve our problem with outrageous healthcare costs.
While free market concepts like transparency and competition have lowered prices in all industries since the beginning of time, a “top advocacy” group in D.C. is doing what they can to make single-payer government-run healthcare palatable. According to WashingtonPost.com:
A coalition formed by former Obama administration officials to fight Obamacare repeal efforts is urging House Democrats to take a pragmatic approach to health care in the new Congress, rather than pushing for a more sweeping plan such as Medicare-for-all.
They know all too well, when you explain the facts, people aren’t buying it.