The Mask Slips

By lex, on November 10th, 2009

The political calculus of the president’s health care agenda is revealed:

ObamaCare serves the twin goals of “making the United States a more equitable country” and furthering the Democrats’ “political calculus.” In other words, the purpose is to further redistribute income by putting health care further under government control, and in the process making the middle class more dependent on government. As the party of government, Democrats will benefit over the long run.

This explains why Nancy Pelosi is willing to risk the seats of so many Blue Dog Democrats by forcing such an unpopular bill through Congress on a narrow, partisan vote: You have to break a few eggs to make a permanent welfare state. As Mr. Cassidy concludes, “Putting on my amateur historian’s cap, I might even claim that some subterfuge is historically necessary to get great reforms enacted.”

Daddy just wants to take care of you. For your own good.

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good

of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live

under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may

at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good

will torment us without end for they do so with the approval

of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis

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10 responses to “The Mask Slips

  1. Brad Knickerbocker

    This space should be like the wardroom: no politics.
    VA-216 Scooter driver
    Med 1967
    Westpac 1968-69

  2. Rick

    Agree except for Lex’s writings on any topic. His voice is worth hearing on any subject he thought was important.

  3. davidellis827728007

    Lex wrote about politics. This site exists as an echo of his work.

    Lex doesn’t get muted at the Lexicans.

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  5. Bill Brandt

    You are quite a wordsmith yourself Brad! And hat’s off for your service in Vietnam.

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