What is in the $15 billion Senate jobs bill?  The Washington Post reports, “The centerpiece of the jobs measure is a $13 billion program to give companies a break from paying Social Security taxes for the remainder of the year on new employees.”  This is a tacit acknowledgment that employer Social Security taxes are a disincentive for hiring and reduce American jobs.  Instead of actually removing government created disincentives, this proposal falsely claims to create incentives by targeting relief from government’s compliance cost upon our economy.  Further, this contradicts the proposed policy of paying for health care “reform” through higher employer payroll taxes, which actually mean lower employment.

In the 60s, the AMA was against socialized medicine; now it supports it.  Actor Ronald Reagan reads a pretty good analysis of the practical causes and effects of government interference in medicine.


In a 1993 speech titled “Health Care Is Not a Right,” philosopher Leonard Peikoff gave a more fundamental analysis of the moral issues in contention over the HillaryCare of that day, which begins:

Most people who oppose socialized medicine do so on the grounds that it is moral and well-intentioned, but impractical; i.e., it is a noble idea — which just somehow does not work. I do not agree that socialized medicine is moral and well-intentioned, but impractical. Of course, it is impractical — it does not work — but I hold that it is impractical because it is immoral. This is not a case of noble in theory but a failure in practice; it is a case of vicious in theory and therefore a disaster in practice.

Recently Ontario’s Freedom Party Leader Paul McKeever observed that animals have better access than humans to MRI’s under Canadian medicine.  However, in this video, ReasonTV points own that American animals have better access than humans to health facilities because of federal mandates and state regulation of human health care.


Rep. Paul Ryan analyzed the fiscal irresponsibility of the Dems health care “reform” proposals [HT:  Betsy Speicher]


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