Man, is this ever going to be boring. It’s true. I have never, ever been the slightest bit interested in the "healthcare" debate. I don’t know why, except that perhaps it’s that I just loath pissing and moaning (and being around pissers & moaners) about damn health issues and worries. Ever been around people who wear their maladies as a badge of honor, rather than the kind of person who does their best not to ever let much of anything show?
Anyway, I caught Stossel’s special, Whose Body is it, Anyway? last night on DVR. It’s frustrating to watch, though, because as Stossel so clearly demonstrates, almost nobody has a clue about any of this. And it’s the most simple and basic of economic principles, and it’s just flat out ignored — either out of ignorance and stupidity on the part an enormous number of Americans — some supposedly "intelligent" — or out of pure adventure on the part of politicians using such ignorance and stupidity to their advantage. Here’s a decent review, because I just find it too depressing and boring.
Perhaps my favorite moment is when John suggests that rather than worrying that 40 million Americans allegedly don’t have medical insurance, we might ought to worry that 250 million have it! Then he showed what
might would happen if 250 million people had "grocery insurance." I’m sorry, people, but y’all are such a bunch of blubbering dumbshits around this stuff. Stop being their fools.