Saturday, August 27, 2011

“Article 99” is a wake-up call against government-run health care

"Article 99" is an amazing field precisely because it comes from Hollywood, which has said for years that government-run health care is some sort of utopia.  The film, however, shows a different story.  The film shows the inhumane, bureaucratic-focus of health care when administered by a government agency.  Patients come last and are considered merely numbers.  Doctors are not permitted to consider the needs of their patients.  Rather, patients (in this case veterans) receive sub-standard, rationed care.  This movie is a wake up call, and proves that government-run health care is not about health care, but about government power.  Government-run health care must be opposed, including for veterans.  Rather than run this terrible VA system, veterans should receive vouchers to shop for health care on the free-market.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Democrats hate the military

Democrats recently voted against an amendment that would have required that “that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.”  Democrats overwhelmingly voted against providing the military with the means to protect themselves from hostile fire.  77% of Democrats voted against this amendment.