Age doesn't always breed wisdom
A 91 year-old friend of mine recently argued with me that since we have public funding for education, police and fire, etc., we should also have public funding for health insurance.
To me, that's like arguing that since one baby aspirin a day is good for senior citizens, it would be a terrific idea to take a whole bottle.
The public sector receives its funding through the taxation of the productive, wealth-producing private sector.
This means that the more we destroy the private sector, the more we destroy funding for the public sector.
We can kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
My friend referred to the fact the United States is "the most advanced and richest country in the world" but doesn't have "some form of health insurance for all."
Maybe there is a connection between those facts.
My friend goes on to admit that there will be problems with the Obama plan.
Problems? You betcha! My friend is already way past his eligibility for death counseling at age 65.
And the blessings for our children and grandchildren will be astronomical taxation and eviscerated health services.
Why anyone would opt for a monolithic, overpowering government in a "truly democratic society" is a contradiction in terms.
Joining government with science reminds me of a European national socialist government that once used its power to try to mastermind a superior race.