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ObamaCare: When Socialist Theory Meets Practice
American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2013 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 08/25/2013 10:01:55 AM PDT by jazusamo

America is lucky to have had two great social theorists: Yogi Berra and Richard Feynman. Had the Democrats heeded their words of wisdom when the issue of ObamaCare arose they'd not be sliding down the slippery slope they greased all by themselves.

Yogi's warning is nice and succinct:

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."

Professor Feynman said much the same thing but in a few more words:

"The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand."

Whichever version you choose, it's clear that Democrat stupidity is at the heart of Obamacare, the entire juggernaut is sliding into quicksand and taking the party down with it as bits of the law become implemented, other bits have been delayed, waived for some buddies, or jettisoned as unworkable by an administration which consistently confuses executive and legislative functions. The Republicans now face a dilemma of how best to save us from the monstrous overreach of this statute without allowing the DeMSM (a coinage expressing the partisan pro-Democrat mass media) to blame them for the onrushing disaster.

A. A Little History

Democrat leaders have been seduced for ages with the socialist medical programs of Europe and (until Obamacare) unsuccessfully tried to duplicate that plan here despite the overwhelming successes of the most advanced medical and pharmaceutical care available in the U.S. and general happiness with the existing system.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamascare; abortion; claricespieces; corruption; deathpanels; democrats; hhs; irs; obama; obamacare; zerocare
DEFUND OBAMACARE & KILL IT!!
1 posted on 08/25/2013 10:01:55 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama; 1010RD

great quote by prof. Feynman


2 posted on 08/25/2013 10:06:48 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: jazusamo

Thanks, Yogi for my new tagline.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 10:17:12 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: freedumb2003

Bump:)


4 posted on 08/25/2013 10:23:26 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

5 posted on 08/25/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.~Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


6 posted on 08/25/2013 10:43:26 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
More people should read Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (1732)
7 posted on 08/25/2013 10:46:25 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Besides being a great physicist (he EARNED a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum electrodynamics), Feynman was a walking quote machine. He was one the most brilliant Americans of the 20th Century.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 11:23:08 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: jazusamo
I think what Obamacare implementation has really shown is the open death of representative democracy. Obama has shown that he is willing to implement provisions that aren't in the law, suspend provisions that are, and govern without Congress. That makes him a despot and the Republican House leadership has shown itself unwilling or unable to stop him.
9 posted on 08/25/2013 11:32:33 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Well said! I couldn’t agree more.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 11:44:05 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

It’s designed to fail to force single payer on us.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 12:34:55 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Truth29

Spot on, but Obama is simply the most radical and extreme of a long line of POTUS’s willing to do so. The 20th century saw the defeat of fascism and world communism only to see an imperial presidency arise in America.

The persistence of bad ideas confounds me and I must ascribe it to a devil.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 1:37:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: hosepipe
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.~Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Great man, Churchill. And, after having won WWII through amazing leadership and diplomatic skills, the Brits turned him out of office. Taxing others to buy prosperity was just too attractive.

13 posted on 08/25/2013 4:13:35 PM PDT by BfloGuy (People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.)
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To: BfloGuy

BRITISH TRAITORS WERE not OWNED BY Hitler BUT BY Stalin...
continuing until TODAY..

USA didnt have the UK as an ally but as a double agent.. for Stalin..


14 posted on 08/25/2013 4:44:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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