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The company he keeps
The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/14/2009 8:59:41 AM PDT by walford

...44 percent of HIV patients being treated by the National Health Service were not residents of the United Kingdom but were from southern Africa. In essence, a huge number of AIDS patients in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Swaziland and Lesotho have decided to outsource their health care needs to British taxpayers. Similar trends will manifest themselves here in nothing flat...

...governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture -- one in which elections are always fought on the left's issues and on the left's terms and in which "conservative" parties no longer talk about small government and individual liberty but find themselves retreating to one last pitiful rationale: that they can run the left-wing state more effectively than the left can. Listen to your average British Tory or French Gaullist on the campaign trail pledging to "deliver" government services more "efficiently."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: collectivization; medicine; obamacare; socialized
This excerpt is telling and prescient. Few economists disagree that Social Security is a boondoggle and a tremendous waste of resources. And yet, it is considered the Third Rail of politics. Only the most radical libertarian politicians would dare to discuss even altering it.

Obama and his minions are hoping to do the same with healthcare. Once a government-run system is put into place, it will be impossible to remove. They look fondly at Continental Europe for a future in which general strikes and car-burnings greet talk of even slowing the growth of government-run programs.

THAT is the object of Obama's policy objectives in general; socialized medicine is the cornerstone. That is why they are so hysterical to get it passed, citing a crisis if it doesn't.

1 posted on 09/14/2009 8:59:42 AM PDT by walford
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To: walford

Obama’s policy is to Socialize the United States. The British need to start Tea Partys as we did in the US. Start it across Europe. Take their countries back from the dictators. Obama is now promoting, on Wall Street, to have the world regulate our economies. This, most likely, will be controlled by the UN.


2 posted on 09/14/2009 9:04:25 AM PDT by RC2 (Our Failure is Not an Option)
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To: walford

Gee. I wonder if Hussein has any ideas along these same lines???


3 posted on 09/14/2009 9:05:18 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: walford

That’s why I think our long term future is down. Like the dollar and stock market, we will have short temporary bumps but our long term trend is down.

We are being more and more Europeanized each year. And it isn’t just the Democrats. The Republicans love that, too.

When I was a kid, divorce and single mothers were unheard of.
Today, it’s not only commonplace but expected.
Our dollar is declining and our country owes too much to too many


4 posted on 09/14/2009 9:06:11 AM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: walford
What do all these Obama associates have in common? I mean, aside from the fact that Glenn Beck played a key role in exposing them? We are assured by the airbrushing media and "moderate" conservatives that Mr. Beck is crazy, a frothing spokesnut for the lunatic fringe. By contrast, Mr. Jones, Mr. Sergant and ACORN are all members of the lunatic mainstream, embedded philosophically and actually in the heart of Obamaland.

What all these people share is a supersized view of the state, from a make-work gig coordinating the invention of phony-baloney "green jobs" to Soviet-style government-licensed art in support of heroic government programs to government-funded "community organizers" organizing government funding for jailbait bordellos. OK, government-funded child prostitution's a bit of an outlier even for this crowd -- for the moment. But you get the general idea.

"Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself!" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate!

Please check my 2009 tagline.

5 posted on 09/14/2009 9:08:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: walford
From the link:

Mr. Jones, Mr. Sergant and ACORN are where Mr. Obama has chosen to live all his adult life. Even if he wanted to be the bipartisan centrist of Mr. Brooks' fantasies, look at his Rolodex and then figure out just where such a man would estimate the center to be.

I think we are 1/8th through this administration.

We can cut it off at the knees next fall if we throw out Pelosi & Company.

6 posted on 09/14/2009 10:21:47 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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^^^ That’s a big “if” right now. All we are doing is slowing them down. Any thought of turning back this onslaught against our liberties will have to wait until the Nov. 2010 mid-term elections.

They are fully aware of this and are doing their damnedest to get the main pieces of their agenda installed before then.

It’s truly Orwellian how they characterized the Bush administration as assaulting our liberties because of how he dealt with terrorists. Yet what they plan to put into place is 100% targeted at American citizens and represent a true threat to our freedoms for generations to come.


7 posted on 09/14/2009 11:15:20 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: walford
what they plan to put into place is 100% targeted at American citizens and represent a true threat to our freedoms for generations to come.

Yep.

8 posted on 09/14/2009 12:20:01 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: rasl04
We are being more and more Europeanized each year.

Yes, and add the virus of Islam to our future woes.

9 posted on 09/14/2009 1:31:30 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric social and political system in religious drag.)
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I’ve posted on the Telegraph and Daily Mail several times that our cousins across the pond need their own Tea Parties.

Maybe more of us can post in UK papers...after all, our cousins lack experience and need more encouragement, lol.

Boy, wouldn’t it be great if Daniel Hannan won over there?


10 posted on 09/14/2009 4:03:52 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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