Reality Is Not Optional

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet In my most-recent column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review I imagine a wholly unrealistic – as in, politically wholly unrealistic – response to one of Elizabeth Warren’s foolish statements . A slice: “Consider health care.

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“Therefore, relieving us Americans of having to pay directly for our medical care will oblige government to ration care. That’s an inevitable result of causing the demand for many kinds of health care to exceed the supply. There’s no avoiding the need to prevent people from consuming all the medical care they seek to consume when they don’t pay for it directly.

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Seems obvious!  Call it “death panels”, “rationing”, or whatever euphemism you can come up with but it’s going to happen.

Look at Canada, UK, the VA, Indian Healthcare, it’s all about “rationing”.

And, even Medicare / Medicaid is “limited” by the limited number of doctors who  will accept it.

Politicians and bureaucrats can no deny the Laws of Economic than they can the Laws Of Physics.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: USA “birthright citizenship” is just dumb

‘Birthright Citizenship Has Got To Go!’
By The Daily Sheeple | Sean Walton | Published on August 1, 2019 

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In a column for The Hill, Ann Coulter, a conservative commentator criticized certain aspects of U.S. immigration policy which have contributed to its current mess.

She first started out by criticizing the U.S.’s “birthright citizenship” policy. She explained what this process entails:

“Any child born when his mother was physically present within the geographical borders of the U.S. automatically gets a U.S. birth certificate and a Social Security card.”

Birthright citizenship is one of the most controversial facets of American immigration. Congressman Steve King introduced legislation in the past that would have repealed birthright citizenship, but it ultimately went nowhere.

“Birthright citizenship” includes babies born to mother’s who are in the US illegally. This has lead to the term “anchor baby” to describe a child born to illegal immigrants since the child’s birthplace allows the whole family to tag along. This has led to an “anchor baby” industry where hotels cater to pregnant women from other countries. Some even going so far as to provide medical staff to monitor them so that they can have their babies in the US and gain entry for the rest of the family. This has been particularly popular with Russian, Eastern European and Chinese women.

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Coulter finished off her criticism of U.S immigration policy by stating that “instead of taking the top draft picks, we aggressively recruit the desperately poor, the culturally deprived, the sick and the needy. All because American elites seem to believe that it’s unfair — even snooty — to try to bring in the best immigrants we can.”

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I’m not a Coulter fan, but I don’t think she’s as bad as “everyone” makes out.

On this particular issue, I think she’s correct. 

Stopped clock twice a day!

It’s the welfare state that draws the free loaders.  And, you only have two choices: change welfare, or stop immigration.

Seems simple to me.

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