....is given by John Stossel in a piece entitled Arrogance:
It's crazy for a group of mere mortals to try to design 15 percent of the U.S. economy. It's even crazier to do it by August.
Yet that is what some members of Congress presume to do. They intend, as the New York Times puts it, "to reinvent the nation's health care system".
Let that sink in. A handful of people who probably never even ran a small business actually think they can reinvent the health care system.
Politicians and bureaucrats clearly have no idea how complicated markets are. Every day people make countless tradeoffs, in all areas of life, based on subjective value judgments and personal information as they delicately balance their interests, needs and wants. Who is in a better position than they to tailor those choices to best serve their purposes? Yet the politicians believe they can plan the medical market the way you plan a birthday party.
Leave aside how much power the state would have to exercise over us to run the medical system. Suffice it say that if government attempts to control our total medical spending, sooner or later, it will have to control us.
The ObamaCare bill is a beast that should never have been born, and now walks the earth with the power to destroy all that is good and fair in this great nation.
It must be discredited, defeated, and destroyed. Burned to ashes, sprinkled with holy water, then buried in a deep, dark place where its remains can never see the light of day.
Only then will I feel safe.