Monday, September 30, 2013

Ron Paul: Where's the Grand Bargain For Liberty?

By Ron Paul

As I write this, it appears that the federal government is about to shut down because the House and Senate cannot agree on whether to add language defunding or delaying Obamacare to the “Continuing Resolution.” Despite all the hand-wringing heard in D.C., a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will not cause the country to collapse.

And the American people would benefit if Obamacare was defeated or even delayed.


Obamacare saddles the American health care system with new spending and mandates which will raise the price and lower the quality of health care. Denying funds to this program may give Congress time to replace this bill with free-market reforms that put patients and physicians back in charge of health care. Defunding the bill before it becomes implemented can spare the American people from falling under the worst effects of this law.

As heartened as we should be by the fight against Obamacare, we should be equally disheartened by the fact that so few in D.C. are talking about making real cuts in federal spending. Even fewer are talking about reductions in the most logical place to reduce spending: the military-industrial complex. The U.S. military budget constitutes almost 50 percent of the total worldwide military spending. Yet to listen to some in Congress, one would think that America was one canceled multi-million dollar helicopter contract away from being left totally defenseless.

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5 comments:

  1. Patients are never "in charge" of non-elective surgery. There are no "free market reforms" for non-elective surgery. Non-elective means the supplier of goods and services dictates demand. Get rid of the boiler plate same solution to every issue mindset.

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    1. Jerry, if more than one seller is offering this "non-elective" surgery, there will be price competition. One problem right now is that, thanks to the enormous tangle of government regulations/mandates/prohibitions/subsidies, privatized welfare distributors mislabeled as "insurance companies" are billed for most medical procedures, so the actual consumers have little incentive to shop around for the best price.

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    2. Jerry, your boiler plate solution to every problem is government intervention.

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  2. Good GOD, I love Wolfie!

    If this is the way "they" think, it is no wonder the fascists are losing power!

    I think to myself "self, no one can read economicpolicyjournal.com or lewrockwell.com and still worship the government" and then nimrods like Wolfie prove me right- there's no way he actually believes the bullshit he spews, he is just trying to make us defend and refine our arguments.

    Wolfie knows he's wrong, and that his bullshit replies are ignorant, but he does it for fun.

    The thought that he ACTUALLY BELIEVES THE SHIT HE POSTS... Well that scares the shit out of me!

    I notice he NEVER replies to posts where his ignorance is exposed, he's just a hit&run TROLL!

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  3. C'mon, Wolfie- don't be a pussy- defend yourself!

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