Originally Posted by Strem2
What's this "drive up costs" stuff. Chase said the same thing in a letter. They said government drove up costs of houses. That's not so. Everytime the taxes on the upper 10% get lowered, housing prices go up because of the bubble the new investments cause.
And, as you have been pointing out, there's been plenty of government intervention already. I still pay only a little more for my doctors than my parents paid 50 years ago.... So costs have not gone up. Aspirin is still about the same, as are basic cold remedys.
New and expensive drugs are invented all the time, most of which in my experience, are not necessary. The best treatment for diabetes is still insulin. The best treatment for high blood pressure is still diet-exercise-meditation.
Oh, almost forgot. When the President and everyone else talk about increasing health costs, they are looking at the package. But, the part of the package that increases 30% a year, is health INSURANCE, not health care.
And, since most of the world, with more government involvement pays half of what the US pays, I think someone has started a rumor that has taken wings. -- It has no basis in fact! So stop it.
Let's try to stick to the truth....
Ok lets try and be truthful. What do congressmen, senators and presidents get out of promoting more government intervention? Would they mispresent the truth in order to push thru an agenda?
Have anyone in government, affiliated advisors ever lied to push thru an agenda?
Do you know enough about economics for that matter, to support these kinds of violent policies with not even an exit strategy?
Lets also try and be reasonable. Why are things any different with this healthcare reform, the guys on the pro-side of it and the Iraq war and the guys on the Pro-side of that?
Its a question of power, taxes and just making a living for guys in government. Its not about virtue, truth and reason, it has never been. Just look at history.