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As America goes, so goes the rest of the world, in the opposite direction

January 17, 2011

HickoryRecord.com – The Associated Press.

Not going to spend too much time on this, but you notice an alarming trend going on lately?  Every Obama platform that is chasing the socialist dream and already been tried in Europe, is being reformed or fixed in those same European countries?  Here is a new example with the Unkited Kingdon’s public health care:

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday waded into terrain where past British governments have foundered, promising fundamental changes to the country’s expensive and over-stressed public health care system.

Cameron said the reforms would cut red tape and improve treatment, but critics claim they will cause chaos and could lead to backdoor privatization of the much-criticized but widely popular National Health Service.

“Expensive?”  “Over-stressed?”  I don’t recall the AP using this flowery terminology to describe socialized medicine before?  Maybe since Obamacare was passed, they can afford to actually tell the truth now.

The health service is Britain’s biggest employer, costs more than 100 billion pounds ($158 billion) a year – and is a political football, reformed and criticized by governments since it was established in 1948.

It seems like progressives everywhere saddled their countries with political footballs – Social Security anyone?  Also note, the British Health service is their largest employer.  Ours of course is the government, but the communist dream of socialized medicine will only swell our gluttonous fed even more.  No wonder the government employee’s unions are foaming at the mouth to get a single-payer system.

Good luck Britain, I hope you can fix some of the problems.  Hopefully we won’t have to wait 60 years before we can start fixing Obamacare.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2011 11:57 am

    Decisions and consequences, they seem to be inseparable. Imagine that.

    • January 17, 2011 12:39 pm

      Yep, progressives decide to “share the wealth” and conservatives have to face the consequences of fixing it (like be called haters of old people, babies and minorities).

  2. January 17, 2011 1:48 pm

    Once you “give” the people something it’s tough to take it away. The NHS has tons of problems and changing it is probably not going to happen. That’s why Dems want Obamakare to kick in ASAP to undoing it will prove difficult.

    • January 17, 2011 3:14 pm

      You have to wonder why they staggered its roll out the way they did, you would think they would have had the stuff kick in sooner.

  3. January 18, 2011 8:12 am

    The UK boasted until quite recently that their socialistic system was working.

    Well, socialism WILL work for a time. But it not a sustainable path.

    Do most Americans understand what the connection is between the UK and America’s slide into socialism? Not yet.

    • January 18, 2011 8:29 am

      Hello. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. =)

      Good point about the short term successes of socialism, it works until a generation is raised that has never known anything but the government dole. Then the system starts having problems as people don’t understand they actually are supposed to produce for the system to be sustainable.

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