Pollyanna has left the building.
Today’s SCOTUS decision, while not a surprise, is a shock. Our primary reaction has been waves of nausea, followed by hundreds of sarcastic ideas.
We won’t share our sarcastic thoughts on the decision upholding most of ObamaCare, especially the penalty portion, or taxation part, if you prefer that, for fear Congress will say, ” What? Wow! That’s a great idea! We can tax that, too!”
We will just say that we expect our tears to come soon. There is no way to sugarcoat this.
Medical care in the U.S. will become scarce, sloppy, routine. Doesn’t anyone remember the Soviet Union? How about Cuba? Yeah, they all get “free” medical care, when it is available. Has anyone talked to an ex-pat Canadian doctor? We have.
Think waiting time to see a doctor is long? That’s nothing compared to the future. IF you get to see one. You could be fobbed off on some kind of “practitioner” or pharmacist’s assistant. Think getting “free” medicine from a broke government is possible? It won’t be expensive. It won’t be available at all. That is how it is NOW in socialized countries.
Think your grandma will get medical treatment, when the children lack breakfasts, lunches and vaccinations? Think again. There won’t be enough to go around. There never is in socialized countries.
Yes, there is an upside. The constant banging on our border doors by people trying to get in will stop. Why try to get somewhere that is the same as the place you are escaping?
Socialists will be – are – ecstatic. Soon everyone will have sunk to the same destitute level. No more rich and poor people – all the same, equal. That’s social justice, baby!
Oh, yes, the ultrarich will still be with us. With their stretch, armored-limos, as they nervously look out for Army Generals or community activists plotting coups and massacres. Socialism is the same for left and right politics.
Now that increasing state power has been given the ultimate go-ahead, the left will no longer stand for justice, it will stand for endless bureaucracy. The right will no longer stand for individual freedom and responsibility, it will stand for hatred of foreigners and people with the wrong religion.
Jane Jacobs was right. There’s A Dark Age Ahead. I’m weeping for my beloved country.