POLITICAL: It’s the gooferment!


Health Care Through Central Planning: A Helpful Analogy
by Karen Kwiatkowski

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We have examples – ophthalmology and veterinarian services come to mind first. You can get an eye exam for $50, and then order glasses online for another $20. Overall, that’s less than a pair of running shoes, or a meal out with the family at Applebee’s. The wide variety of eye surgeries available and the competitive and safe nature of these surgeries speak to the working of a freer market than what we see for the rest of our health care. The argument by the statist left and statist right is falsely premised by the idea that the current health care “system” is a free market system, and based on the ideas that free market systems can’t work for health care because people are not all equal in either health, desires for health or finances.

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We have to keep hitting the gooferment on all fronts. It’s ineffective, inefficient, and screws up everything it touches!

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JOBSEARCH: non-off-shorable

Updating my meme for the future generations:

Success for your generation is:

(1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt;

(2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you;

(3) a white collar job, non-off-shorable, in order to save big bux;

(4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber;

(5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open;

(6) a free time hobby that generates income; and

(7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.

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It’s become apparent that any job that can be moved off-shore will be. The cheaper wage rates are making it more and more attractive for work to move globally.

Stories about IBM and their “playbook” style consulting can be done from anywhere.

TATA has an order of magnitude in any bidding war. My friend, a TATA-competing consultant, was told by the TATA sales guy that “they just offered contacting manager to drop the last zero off any bid they received”. Over drinks, the contracting manager confided to my friend that is exactly what he did. The contracting manager took my friend’s proposal for 1.2M$ and TATA took the bid at 120K$. The consulting company my friend worked for went out of business shortly after that.

So, when you look for that white collar job, make sure it’s one that will stay here. (Whereever here is for you!)

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RANT: GM Government Motors to make cars in China?


GM to form China venture, invest $293 million
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:33am EDT
By Fang Yan and Edmund Klamann

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – General Motors said on Sunday it has agreed to set up a light commercial vehicle production venture with major Chinese automaker FAW Group, with total investment of 2 billion yuan ($293 million).

The 50-50 joint venture, based in the northeast China city of Changchun in Jilin province, will make light-duty trucks and vans, GM said in a statement.

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Bet they will have the UAW representing the workers? Not!

Hey, it’s only 293M$ of our tax money.

Glad the gooferment is branching out. From it’s Constitutionally mandated functions.

Now you see the meaning of Fascism. Oh, I mean gooferment – business cooperation.

How’s that “change” working out for you?

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POLITICAL: If Health Care, why not sports?


Public Option Sports
by Phil Maymin

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The only conclusion one can reach from all this is public options are of course a great idea. They should also be applied to sports.

Sports and health care? Are the two even comparable in terms of impact on the economy?

They are. We pay about as much for health insurance as we do for sports. Health insurance companies had total revenue of $405 billion in 2007, according to the Highline Data Health Industry Aggregate. Total sports revenue, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MBA and golf, are now around $400 billion a year, according to Plunkett Research, Ltd.

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Makes “perfect sense”!

As a matter of fact, when these SOCIALISTS are talking about NATIONALIZING healthcare, just substitute in any other industry.

If I have a “RIGHT” to healthcare, don’t I have a “RIGHT” to food?

It’s absurd.

But follow it to its logical extreme and you wind up back in the USSR.

And, we all know how that turned out.

I just shake my head at our collective foolishness!

Vote them all out. Speak out against this radical left into Socialism!

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