The following is reblogged from Yard Sale of the Mind. I suspect the same thing goes for government (and insurance) involvement in healthcare: When the government starts chipping in money, it benefits people, but not always the people intended. Also, prices go up.
* “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'” – Ronald Reagan
One problem among us voters is that we have difficult time grasping the concept that we can’t vote for what we’d like to have happen, but instead vote merely for people and measures that may or may not achieve what we’d like to have happen. We don’t get to vote for peace, for example – we just get to vote for people who’s idea of peace might be the Arab Spring and helping Iran get nuclear weapons, alienating allies and emboldening enemies. We don’t get to vote for jobs – we just get to vote for people whose fundamental economic theories are mid-19th century adolescent revenge fantasies dressed up like philosophy for Halloween – trick and treat, where the treat is everything you’ve got and the trick is burning down your village.
This muddle is exacerbated by the often not-so-subtle Marxism that has replaced thought in all of academia and much…
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