Last week I blogged on how non-existent Constitutional rights granted by Congress and presidents alike were responsible for the bankruptcy of America. Thus, over the years, some of us have been given the right to a job, a certain wage, free food, retirement income, financial bailout for irresponsible behavior, and so on and so forth. In 1971, when Nixon took America completely off the Gold Standard, he opened the gate for massive federal spending and tantalized and encouraged our shameless leaders to grant the above mentioned non-existent Constitutional rights and many more.
This week I received an email from Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio entitled “A New Movement: Health Care as a Civil Right” . Sure enough, another member of Congress was at it again. Seems the congressman along with Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 85 co-sponsors in the House have proposed legislation that would make health care for all a civil right. Get this; it would be of the single payer variety like they have in Europe. You know the systems where the citizens boast that their healthcare is free even though they pay exorbitant amounts of taxes to the government and in many situations must wait for care or are denied care altogether. Kucinich boasts that his plan would eliminate premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. So I suppose our care would be "free" as well. And he also claims that, “All health care assets in America would become not-for-profit.”
As anyone with any common sense knows there is no such thing as something for nothing. This is precisely why we are in the mess we are in today. Kucinich is promising something huge that he can’t deliver. At the very least, someone will have to pay the basic costs of healthcare. Certainly, doctors, nurses, scientists that develop drugs, and the janitors that clean the hospitals and labs are not going to work for free. As a matter of fact, smart people in America will either not enter the medical profession or if they already have will go someplace else to make a decent living given the time and expense it has cost them to become doctors. But, I am sure that when this happens the good congressman would then propose legislation whereby the federal government pays for all medical educations. You can see where this is bound to go.