Provided by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo), you can’t have a Free Market when it is a Government spawned entity. But there is a word that describes that spawned entity (emphasis mine, reformatted):
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.) says Republicans are “misleading people” about ObamaCare, which she calls a “free market solution”. McCaskill told MSNBC viewers on Nov. 14 that ObamaCare, which mandates that people buy only government-approved insurance and has resulted in the cancellations of millions of policies, is a “free market solution”.
Yes, let us call something that isn’t, Obamacare, a free market. This is supposed to make the Progressive medicine go down easier – blame capitalism for the wrongs of a Government operation. Blur the lines, blur the distinctions – there IS no difference from what Government is and what is not. It’s all “US” is what the redefinition is trying to do. This is a very conniving, Progressive political pronouncement to do a misdirection:
“I think we just want people to get the right information, instead of the misinformation that Republicans love to spread about this reform,” McCaskill said. “Scaring people, misleading people, this is a free market solution and we hope people take advantage of it.” Earlier that same day, McCaskill was discussing the possible changes that could be made to ObamaCare on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. She told MSNBC’s economic analyst Steve Rattner about the free market efforts of ObamaCare:
“I think we need to do something to reassure the country that we’re willing to work at this to make it better,” McCaskill said. “We’re trying to do it free market here. The irony – everybody says ObamaCare is evil – we’re trying to do it free market. And as you know as well, or as better than anybody in the country, for every action in the free market there is a reaction, so we have to be very careful how we do this so we don’t have any unintended consequences.”
No, this is NOT a free market – this is a Government website; there is NOTHING “marketplace” about it when Government mandates its usage. And the unintended consequences are all ready being seen as if a private company had tried to do what Obama and the Progressives are trying to do by nationalizing the purchase and acquisition of insurance, they already would have been out of business. Worse, NO private company can just take money from the wealthier to subsidize the less wealthy for what are commodity products and services – people would just walk away. But Government is not letting us just walk away, are they? She is doing two things at the same time:
- Redefining our language such that she can call Government sponsored, legislated, defined, created, and run website where people MUST go to purchase insurance a “free market” – where the Obamacare exchanges are NOTHING but Government portals to now semi-private companies offering plans that are nothing more than what Government has mandated that they offer.
- Using the common language of a “free market” so as to set it up for blame if it doesn’t work.
What is Free Market and what is what is actually happening?
A market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. A completely free market is an idealized form of a market economy where buyers and sellers are allowed to transact freely (i.e. buy/sell/trade) based on a mutual agreement on price without state intervention in the form of taxes, subsidies or regulation.
Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace.
Socialism? Fascism? In terms of Obamacare, we are seeing economic fascism (both Obamacare and Medicaid Expansion) – when a Government tells, in minutea, what a Free People can or cannot do. I and you HAVE no choice – not even the choice to not make a choice. Making a “No choice” simply means that choices will be made by an IRS supervisor as to which black suited Obamacare IRS agent rings your doorbell. The choices of your doctors, your plans, your payments (and your payments so that others will have subsidies, making it affordable to them but making it less affordable for you) have all been pre-determined by Government.
Oh, McCaskill will say “But the insurance companies are issuing the invoices and payment demands, and they have determined the hospitals – not Obama!” Sure thing, ma’am – but mark my words, we’ll all be saying “and if you believe that, do I have a plan for you” instead of that fabled bridge.
No, there is no Free Market in or around Obamacare – but she and Obama and the rest of the Progressive pukes want the folks that can name every Kardashian but can’t name their State Rep(s) or Senator or Governor to participate in their make believe. Once again, I fear, the absolutely MAHVALOUS Government education system has woefully prepared our young skulls full of much to actually understand our own economic system
Last Thursday, President Obama said people may keep individual plans that haven’t already been canceled, or they could buy similar ones if they’re available — even if those plans don’t meet the coverage and cost requirements of Obamacare.
Reportedly, 4.8 million insurance cancellation notices have been issued to policyholders whose current plans will be illegal under ObamaCare. More cancellation notifications are expected to be sent out in the coming months
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