AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
If your child passes out, do you go to the yellow pages and shop around to see who will give you the best rates?
If you're on vacation and get a really bad, possibly deadly infection, do you just wait till you get home to see your doctor?
If you do any of these things, you'd not only be stupid. You (or your child) would be dead.
This is why the market is very different when it comes to healthcare.
You are also mistake that because I oppose you in this thread I am necessarily supportive of Obama's healthcare plan. Sloppy reasoning. The only thing progressive about me is my desire to see society progress to a true free market economy. I don't support PACA, but I simply cannot abide the intellectual deficiencies of your bull**** arguments. We probably agree about the policy issues, but your partisan hackery and intellectual dishonesty will always earn you my wrath.
In other scenarios that may not be the case, but no one ever said that the system didn't need to be fixed, just that taking it over in a quasi fascist way was not the answer.
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke