Monday, January 25, 2010

Corporatist "Healthcare" Exposed

"Corporate lobbies are using their whores in Congress to shift income from physician offices to corporate labs, corporate medical service providers, and hospitals that are owned by national corporations," explains Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, "assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury in the Reagan administration, associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University" — How Wall Street Destroyed Private Medicine. An excerpt that every American should internalize:
    The fate of the health care bill demonstrates the power of private lobbies. What was to be health care for Americans was instantly transformed into 30 million new patients for the private health insurance industry. The “solution” to tens of millions of Americans being unable to afford health care is a law that requires them to purchase a private health care policy or be annually fined. As most of these uninsured Americans cannot afford to purchase a private policy, the plan is for the federal government to use taxpayers’ money to subsidize their purchase of a policy from private companies.

    In other words, tax money is being diverted to the pockets of private businesses. This is par for the course in “capitalist” America.

    In today’s America, Karl Marx’s criticisms of capitalism are understated. Wherever one looks, the scene is one of the government using taxpayers’ money to enrich private interests. Taxes are collected from people who can barely make it, and the revenues are transferred to multi-millionaires and billionaires. The federal government piles debt on the backs of heavily burdened and dispossessed Americans in order that investment banksters can pay annual bonuses that exceed the lifetime earnings of most Americans.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Ah, the corporatist approach to economics! The fusion of big business with the government. First developed by Mussolini, I believe. Perfected north of the Alps by people even more sinister.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Yep. Amazing how easily our so-called liberals got on board.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Steven P. Cornett said...

Joshua,

The liberals, in their previous name "Progressives" (now becoming their new name, though they are quickly using up their welcome there too), introduced the US to corporatism under Wilson and later FDR.

In fact, many of them had nothing but admiration for the "efficiency and wonder" of planned economies in Italy and Germany under Mussolini and Hitler. Many hid their admiration when Stalin decided to rename Hitler and Mussolini capitalists in the wake of the Socialist Schism between Fascism and Internationalist Communism.

However, as related in the book "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg, the ideals of Fascism were implemented by liberals into the fabric of American public life and "private" business.

As G.K. Chesterton wrote at the end of The Outline of Sanity, "I read of the great conception of Men Like Gods and I wonder when men will be like men."

8:35 AM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Good point! Modern liberalism is inherently fascistic in its approach to economics and centralization. Too often we forget that fascism was itself a form of socialism, "national socialism," as opposed to Marxism, which is "international socialism."

9:27 AM  
OpenID danightman said...

Also it should be noted that Socialism, with more than 200 years of history, is a Christian heresy, and one of the more dangerous ones. Certainly, with 1.198 or more billion casualties in the past century along, it beats out even Islam as the most bloodthirsty.

12:05 PM  
OpenID danightman said...

Oh.

"danightman" is my OpenID name through Livejournal, now that just name and URL is no longer an option.

Steven P. Cornett

12:06 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

danightman, I've fixed that.

3:18 PM  

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