Those of us who aren’t morons know that socialized medicine is a terrible idea. And we have known that for a very long time.
17 arguments against socialized medicine – November 1, 1960
Socialized medicine is awful – because it is contrary to human nature. And the rudimentary economy.
We know this at the national level, because we have a quintessential example of socialized medicine reserved for the government: Veterans Administration:
“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is government medicine in its own right – and has been since 1930. A government monopoly only. And his delivery is terrible, if not non-existent.
“Countless veterans are dying while waiting for treatment. We don’t know how many – because the government places tens of thousands of veterans on secret waiting lists. And the government is excluding tens of thousands more from those lists altogether.
To control prices – VA caps care. Hence the secret waiting lists.
The problem is, as always, government:
“And there is no accountability. After this abomination was identified in 2014, the government actually continued to expand waiting lists. And no one was fired. »
Like the great Thomas Sowell Remarks:
“It’s hard to imagine a dumber or more dangerous way to make decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who don’t pay the price for being wrong.”
I know: let DC (again) screw up the veterans in banking — just like it screwed up the veterans in health care. In the name of “help”, of course. And let the Republicans help the Democrats do it to them.
“Congressmen Glenn Grothman (R-WI) and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) today introduced the bipartisan Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (VCFCA).
Get that bit of bald idiocy from a Republican who should have known better:
“This bill will curb predatory high-cost payday loans, self-title loans, and similar forms of toxic credit across America.”
This is a ceiling rate bill. It is the government that caps the rates on loans to veterans. Just as it caps health care for veterans.
What those of us who aren’t morons have experienced is a terrible idea. And we have known that for a very long time.
“The era of price controls is best known for long lines at gas stations….
“At the time, ‘price controls were turning a minor adjustment into a major shortage,’ Thomas Sowell said.
This government foolishness will actually cap lending. As in no one but the wealthiest will be able to borrow money.
Well, borrow money safely and legally.
If you want veterans to be forced to turn to loan sharks and other black market loan sources?
Imposing exactly the kind of loan price cap that Bipartisan DC is currently considering.
This is the Veterans Administration’s processing – in loans.
Because DC wants to “help”.
First published on: Sub-stack.
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