Sunday, July 21, 2013

Obamacare from 30,000 Feet

From this personal oxygen-deprived high altitude,
Obamacare pros and cons boil down to attitude,

To the following patron saints of individualism and conservatism,
of  centralized command, control cand communication ollectivism,

Friedrich  Hayek (1899-1992) claimed  the road of serfdom,
went through the government command and control  fiefdom,

But John Maynard Keynes(1893-1946) said the road to prosperity
required massive frequent government stimuli not market austerity.

Milton Friedman (1912-2005) said there was no free lunch,
And those who preached otherwise were  a na├»ve bunch.

But John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), a fervid proponent of liberalism,
preached government directed and regulated compassionate secularism.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) said it best,
Much better, in my opinion,  than the rest,

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries,”

What we have under Obamacare, is a mix of blessings and miseries,
with as of  yet unproven conservative and liberal healthcare theories.

In the end, it all comes down to that delicate thing called balance,
of  political parlance, government finance, and human advance.

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