The short YouTube video above about our health care statistics in comparison with Europe and Canada illustrates the old writer axiom ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’. I spent the morning double checking the statistics with UK and Canadian web sites. I reiterate my contention we need to throttle the lawyers with tort reform and allow more competition with portability across state lines so health care becomes even more competitive. It is the Federal government preventing the health insurance companies from broadening their base and reducing health care premiums by not allowing competition across state lines. We don’t need a Federal Government incapable of running a post office running our health care system.
While US Attorney General Eric Holder pursues those vicious CIA operatives heroically keeping us from danger because they may have employed mean tactics to save us all after 9/11, we have green card terrorists plotting chemical weapon attacks on New York City. Maybe what we need is to find our own non-fiction Jack Bauer and get to the bottom of this nationwide terrorist plot quickly. Let’s quit whining about our not being better than the bad guys and see if we can keep the population of New York City from experiencing an even worse disaster than they already have. Let’s kick the Caspar Milquetoast’s out of our State Department so we can get down to business. Terrorists get water boarded or worse to save our citizens– boo f…..g hoo. Light a candle and move on.
George Orwell said once about Rudyard Kipling ‘He sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilized, are there to guard and feed them.’ (1942) The quote evolved into ‘We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us’. Amen!