Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Steyn On Target

"...government medical systems have taken hold in almost every developed  nation, but only in America does the introduction of governmentalized health care impact small-business hiring practices and religious liberty, and require 16,500 new IRS agents and federal bonuses for contributing to a national database of seat-belt wearers. Thus, Big Government American-style: Byzantine, legalistic, whimsical, coercive, heavy on the paperwork, and lacking the one consolation of statism - the great clarifying simplicity of universal mediocrity."

A bit later:
" In parts of rural America it will quickly achieve a Platonic perfection: There will be untold legions of regulators, administrators, and IRS collection agents, but not a doctor or nurse in sight."

In this case, Steyn's genius is he can tell a story better than 1000 photos.

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