by Glenn Fairman 11/15/16
This legislation, more than any other, betrays both the Left’s hubris and its trademark cynical condescension towards Americans, so typical of elites. Indeed, progressive’s assume that since their ideology on the surface seems sympathetic to the plight of the poor, then they have moral carte blanche to disregard the enduring assumptions of capitalism. Moreover, their brazen misunderstanding and usurping of constitutional authority gives them license to short-circuit the motifs embedded within human nature – human axioms that inform the complex calculations we use when purchasing goods and services.
Not only was the legislation rammed down our throats under cover of darkness without the benefit of the entire counsel of government, but the legislation contained carefully crafted time bombs whose ripples were to be latent for years to come. The fact that Obamacare operated through economic coercion and that secreted in its aims were not merely the provision of health care, but the dynamiting of for-profit medicine for the lumbering behemoth of singer-payer, tells you all you need to know about those who love the collectivization of man far more than the man himself.
That it has blown up in the face of those who needed a helping hand, and are now in a worse position than when they started, is indicative that the needy were merely pawns providing cover for a system that was doomed to fail. And when it did, the calculated hope that a wave of sheep-like American sentiment would insidiously allow the Left to double down on a nightmare as it went “whole hog socialism.”
Glenn Fairman returns from the wilderness and writes from Highland, Ca.
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