Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Tragic Stupidity
Nancy Pelosi thinks a new name will get the debate about the Democrats healthcare take-over rolling again. According to a piece on breitbart.com:
The speaker said the "competitive option" idea emerged during her closed-door roundtable at the Sunrise Senior Center with advocates of seniors and others who work with older populations.
The competitive option. That would be hysterical if it wasn’t such a tragic testimony to how detached our political class has become. The purpose of a government run insurance plan is to eliminate competition not to enhance it. And it will be highly effective at doing just that.
Pelosi and the Democrats believe that eliminating the profit from the healthcare industry will solve all the problems of the healthcare industry. This is in a word, idiotic. Eliminate the profit and you eliminate the companies who provide the insurance. Why do it if they’re prohibited by law from making a profit at it? That will quickly leave only the government to provide medical care, and as we’ve seen in Canada and the UK, that will end tragically for millions of Americans.
And the truth is, the Democrats know this… they just don’t care. Big labor has promised their members a luxurious raft of benefits that they simply cannot possibly hope to deliver, and they need the government to take it over before they run out of rope. The SEIU and the AFL-CIO want it, so Obama and Pelosi have every intention of giving it to them. That’s why Pelosi is forced to say such obviously stupid things.