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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Obamacare = Economic Freedom

Several weeks ago the Heritage Foundation released their annual Economic Freedom Index.  This report includes a list of the ten countries with the greatest degree of economic freedom.

America was Number Ten.

The Heritage Foundation didn’t mention this in their report, but in every one of those nine countries with more economic freedom than the United States — government bureaucrats are meddling in that country’s health care system.

Socialized medicine!  Comminism!  In Jim DeMint’s own words, this “is fundamentally inconsistent with liberty.”

Hong Kong (number one) has a universally run public health care system.

Australia (#3) and Canada (#6) both have that dreaded single-payer system that we’ve heard so many horror stories about.  Thousands of people have died on the emergency room floor because no doctor or nurse was available to help them.  You have to wait six months to get a doctor’s appointment, and that’s for emergencies.  Etc.  And yet these countries have two of the freest economies in the world.  Hmmm…

Singapore (#2) and Chile (#7) both have health care systems similar to Obamacare.  Citizens in both countries are required to pay into a health savings account.  If somebody’s medical expenses exceed what that person has in his/her account, government funding will make up the difference.

Needless to say, Chile and Singapore are both on the slippery slope to Socialism and the Death of Freedom; they just haven’t slid all the way down yet.

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Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Oh come on! Those details are never read by the rabid conservatives. They just declare since Obama took over we are #10 because of him, see look at this smart study done by smart people!

And then Sean Hannity and Brent Bigot Bozell spend 12 minutes talking about what Communist thing Obama has done to America today and state glibly, 'Is America #1? Not anymore thanks to Obama we're #10!'

Blah blah blah.

February 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they really think these countries are better then they can just move, Oops I forget some of them are considered Socialist Countries and some others they would be part of a very small minority of white people!


February 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

That list is just a lie. We all know America is #1! All the time, in everything. :-D

February 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Fuck a health care system, pinkos. We're number one in volume of gun sales...and deaths, that's for damn sure.

February 10, 2013 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Grung: Gee, I hadn't thought of it that way. Of course we'd still be Number One if that Kenyan Muslim hadn't stolen the White House.

Erik: I think conservatives are painted into a corner. We're the last industrialized country to finally come into the 21st century, as far as health care and infrastructure are concerned. Conservatives have nowhere else to go if they think we're getting too socialistic. Plus like you said, they'd be a racial minority in any other country outside of Europe or Canada.

Snave: Damn right. Anybody says we're not Number One, we'll nuke 'em.

jadedj: And that's what counts, gun sales and deaths. Health care is for sissies.

February 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM  

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