Re: Is Obama following the Road to Serfdom model?
posted at 12/10/2012 1:39 PM EST
In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Healthcare: Individuals miust buy it or pay a fine, companies must offer it, or pay a fine. What is covered is determined by government decree. In terms of coverqage: @ 30% of the population recives health insurance either subsidized or paid for by the government. That's just for starters.
Auto industry: I am told repeatedly that GM is the leading car industry, but that aside: Government regulations and mandates control very closely the type of cars that are offered. the U.S. industry has hitched it's wagon ot the government, CAFE standards, safety standards, anti-competivie regulations.
Energy sector: Obama has stated he wants to shut down the cola industry and has taken steps to do so. He has also slow-walked drilling on public lands, and has come out against fracking. His energy secretary is on record saying gasoline should be much higher, $7-$10 per gallon, by regulation if necessary.
I hope this sampling of how the governemnt is controllign thiese thingspasses muster.
Yikes. So the idea of getting everyone coverage is "govt control" in your eyes? And no, the govt doesn't determine what is covered. As in the PAST, the govt does set about certain mandates for private insurers to cover basic things. Otherwise all insurers could offer pretty much next to nothing. Would you prefer that? But the govt doesn't tell BCBS they have to offer $10 copay or 50 er, etc.
You mean car companies have to have a standard on how they build cars and what is offered in these cars? Oh the horror. Imagine the nerve of the govt making car companies have safety standards in cars for things like car crashes. Fcuking govt heathens....how do they sleep at night.
You haven't show how govt IS blocking energy sector from providing market-based lower cost energy. You mentioned "if" scenarios....hell if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle. "If" means jack sh!t. How about proving things the govt is ACTUALLY currently doing to block energy sector.
Yikes! government forcing everyone to BUY insurance is government control, no matter how you sugar coat it.
Glad insurance companies can still set the co-pay (eye roll). That's gonna make such a difference.
Let me sum it up this way: you are comfortable with government running your life, telling you how to spend your money, whether or not you should have healht care, what that healthcare entails. bailing out heavily unionized companies that fail, and having the government promote HIGHER energy prices. Oh, and blocking? How about blocking the pipeline from Canada? There's one example.
You are for government solutions: government is your god, your concience, your guide.
It's not mine.