Government can’t just annex “one-sixth of the US economy” (ie, the equivalent of annexing the entire British or French economy, or annexing the entire Indian economy twice over) and then just say: “Okay, what’s next? On to cap-and-trade…” Nations that governmentalize health care soon find themselves talking about little else.Exactly. As I was remarking to our beloved Kentucky friends (whom we consider family, and vice versa) yesterday (no Obama-lovers, they), Canada has 1/10 the American population, and our socialized system doesn't function all that well, to say the least. I can't imagine what's going to become of American health care which has to serve ten times our numbers. All I can say is that it's going to be a catastrophe of gargantuan proportions, not only because the care itself is going to be a lot crappier, but because it will spell the end of American exceptionalism as the U.S. takes its place as merely one more statist state.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The looming spectre of Obamacare isn't doing much to elevate Mark Steyn's holiday spirits: