"Obamacare is something new in American life: the creation of a massive bureaucracy charged with downsizing you — to a world of fewer doctors, higher premiums, lousier care, more debt, fewer jobs, smaller houses, smaller cars, smaller, fewer, less; a world where worse is the new normal. Would Americans, hitherto the most buoyant and expansive of people, really consent to live such shrunken lives? If so, mid-20th-century America and its assumptions of generational progress will be as lost to us as the Great Ziggurat of Ur was to 19th-century Mesopotamian date farmers."
Nobody is thinking a few minutes, days or weeks into the future. Steyn is right. The reason that a nationalized medical system for 300 million has never been done is not because it "probably" can't work, it's is because it cannot work. It is the biggest socialist enterprise in the history of mankind and therefore, like socialism itself-will be doomed to fail.
However, that matters not to the social engineers. What matters is their noble, lofty intentions and not things that are as silly as "facts".
More from the Forbes article by Avik Roy here. You know-full of those nasty facts.
UPDATE: "Barack Obama, Fabian Socialist".
This article is from 2008! Hat tip: Correspondence Committee.
"Who needs Molotov when you’ve got Saul Alinski?"