Friday, May 09, 2008

That's just not fair!

The lead article in the Spring 2008 issue of the Cato’s Letter—a libertarian newsletter—is by R. J. O’rourke, a political satirist. Below are a few quotes from his article:
“Under the Democrats, the government will negotiate with drug companies for Medicare drug prices. If the government shows the same hard-headed, tight-fisted bargaining savvy negotiating drug prices that it shows negotiating defense contracts, Preparation H will cost $400.”

It’s going to be hard to do a worse job running America than the Republicans have, but if anybody can do it, it’s the Democrats.

And of course there is a cheaper way to make health care less expensive…Just make it worse. And I think Hillary can do that. Because government controlled health care is going to drive the best people out of business. Who wants to spend years studying to be a doctor, just to become a government bureaucratic hack?

If we’re not careful, we’re going to wind up with a health care system like they’ve got in Canada, a nation that is broke from health care spending, even though Canada is a sparsely populated country with a shortage of gunshot wounds, crack addicts, and huge tort judgments.

It is the avowed purpose of politics to bring the policies of our nation down to a level where they are good for everybody. No matter how foolish, irresponsible, selfish, grasping, or vile everyone may be, politics seeks fairness for them all. I do not. I am here to speak in favor of unfairness. I have a 10 year old at home, and she is always saying, “That’s not fair.” When she says that, I say, “Honey, you’re cute; that’s not fair. You’re family is pretty well off; that’s not fair. You were born in America; that’s not fair. Honey, you had better pray to God that things don’t start getting fair for you.”
If we all got what was fair--what we really deserve--we’d be begging God for mercy.

1 comment:

L'oiseau said...

Yay, Libertarians!

I do agree with your last sentence about salvation though. Definitely!