Thursday, 3 September 2009

Quote of the day: Thatcher on socialism

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other
people's money."
……………………………………………………………………………………..—Margaret Thatcher


Read Whole Foods’s John Mackey’s Wall Street Journal article with that quotation at its head, and discover for yourself why it so raised the ire of ObamaCrats that they’re now camping outside Mackey’s doors in protest:
The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare: Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit.

The leading claim made by Objectivist John Mackey is this:

“Rather than increase government spending and control, we need to address the root causes of poor health. This begins with the realization that every … adult is responsible for his or her own health."

You can see why the socialists are organising boycotts in protest at his temerity to question the ObaMessiah, and Tea Party protestors are organising buycotts in response -- and people like Michael Strong are writing in the Huffington Post that Mackey is a hero of intellectual integrity.


  1. Thanks for that link. The corporate/special interests lobbying that occurs is obscene.

    The FDA is not excused either. From memory, Milton Friedman called for its abolition, citing its holding more power than the IRS.

  2. Sean Fitzpatrick3 Sep 2009, 12:10:00

    "Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year."

    That would put the blame for the terrible lack of access so many less well off Americans have to health care where it belongs - not on the fact it is privatized.


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