Archive for March, 2010

How dare you actually read our law (And then use a calculator to figure out what it’ll cost?)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

During the week following the Democratic enactment of “Part One” of Barack Obama’s federal takeover of American medicine (“Part Two” will come after “Part One” has bankrupted or nationalized most private health insurance providers — the Democrats will blame the failures on “greed”), “numerous companies have announced that they expect their taxes to increase, earnings […]

Please don’t call it ‘State Socialism’

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

The modern Prussian police state was built by Bismarck and others in the 19th century on a Spartan model, giving the central government vastly greater control over the individual than had ever been considered possible before. From government control of the schools to health care, the whole idea was to create an obedient populace that […]

To Catch A Thief

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I grew up in a different country. In the suburbs in the 1950s, kids I grew up with can remember their moms putting greenback dollars in plain white envelopes, writing on those envelopes “Insurance man” or “Milkman,” and sticking the envelopes to the refrigerator door with little magnets. Later in the day, when no one […]

‘You’re going to get in a lot of trouble!’

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

The phone rings at 7 in the morning. The phone rings at midnight. If we don’t answer the phone, letting the machine screen the calls, the patients leave interminable messages, explaining that the insurance company already paid, that the second test on their sexual plumbing wasn’t really necessary. It’s amazing the detail about their very […]