Friday, July 27, 2012

Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics or Democrats

Listening to a democrats talk is like looking at a statistical report. Democrats mention or question only those issues that support their position; like a statistical report which only uses the data that reports a particular aspect or issue of a problem.  Taken at face value the ideological position taken or the presumptive report issued makes sense or seems valid but as soon as the issues are explored and the alternatives revealed then the lies, dam lies and democrats and their statistics and tactics are revealed.

Health care is made more expensive and unaffordable by government intervention. The poor can not afford health care. Democrats disregard the increased cost issue and only talk about the number of uninsured.  Their solution is to tax the rich to pay for the poor instead of enabling the cost to be reduced so that the poor can afford it.

The lie is that medical costs are the result of industry greed, the dam lie is everyone should get heath care at low cost and the democrat-statistic is that it can happen if the rich would pay their (disproportionate) fair share.

The greed is enabled because government inhibits the market forces. Medical charges would be less if the consumer were responsible for their costs and the providers were allowed to compete.  The poor would still be without medical insurance but there would be fewer who couldn't afford it and more options for the remainder than expecting someone else to pay.

The real issue is that life is not fair and can't be corrected by a law or a tax. The solutions are not to punitively tax the fortunate but to magnanimously sacrifice our own well being on the poor' behalf. The challenge is not to regulate services and mandate outcomes but to enable opportunities and individually support desired results.

It is better to be good because we want to than it is to be good because we have to. It is not as easily to be bad when we are the judge than it is when someone else has to make the judgement.  If the rules for engagement are simple then the guidelines for retribution needn't be complex.

We live in a time when it is easy to be good if we want to, the choice to be bad can be made apparent, and the willingness to help others is no more important than ever.

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