Archive for the ‘Social Experiments’ Category

Obamacare – A Disaster

March 23, 2011

Ed Feulner at the Washington Times has an excelent editorial on the disaster that is Obamacare.
Here are some highlights:
Keeping your insurance- The Obama administration itself has estimated that 49 percent to 80 percent of small-employer plans, 34 percent to 67 percent of large-employer plans and 40 percent to 67 percent of individual insurance coverage won’t be grandfathered in by the end of 2013. If you like your health plan, well – sorry, but the odds are not in favor of you getting to keep it.
Big insurance protection act- A year later, what do we find? Numerous insurance companies leaving the market altogether, giving all of us fewer choices to pick from. One such company, Principal Financial Group, provided insurance to more 800,000 people. As Joshua Raskin, an analyst at Barclays Capital, has noted, it “is harder and harder for smaller plans to compete in a more regulated environment.”
Promise of lowered healtcare cost- Then there are mandates Obamacare places on insurance plans. For example, Mr. Blase writes, “No insurance plan can now limit lifetime benefits, and group plans cannot have annual benefit limits.” The all-too-predictable result? Significantly higher premiums.

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November 20, 2009

Ann Coulter nails it again-

As long as the general has brought it up: Never in recorded history has diversity been anything but a problem. Look at Ireland with its Protestant and Catholic populations, Canada with its French and English populations, Israel with its Jewish and Palestinian populations.

Or consider the warring factions in India, Sri Lanka, China, Iraq, Czechoslovakia (until it happily split up), the Balkans and Chechnya. Also look at the festering hotbeds of tribal warfare — I mean the beautiful mosaics — in Third World hellholes like Afghanistan, Rwanda and South Central, L.A.

“Diversity” is a difficulty to be overcome, not an advantage to be sought. True, America does a better job than most at accommodating a diverse population. We also do a better job at curing cancer and containing pollution. But no one goes around mindlessly exclaiming: “Cancer is a strength!” “Pollution is our greatest asset!”

THE ARTICLE: At the End of the Day, Diversity Has Jumped the Shark

 

Dr Spock’s Destructive Legacy

March 9, 2009

Having perused the web this morning, I ran across a reference to Dr Benjamin Spock. That reminded me of what a complete disaster his theories on child raising have been and how we are suffering from the effect today.

All of this “build their self esteem at any cost” crap comes directly from this crack-pot. All of the “give everyone a trophy” crap is derived from Dr Spock’s disastrous social experiment.

He, combined with the post-war affluence, has caused the ills that the Unites States suffer from today.

Evil SpockEvil Spock Good Spock

HERE’S A BONUS ARTICLE: How Dr. Spock destroyed America