Thursday, March 25, 2010

Well, if Communist Cuba Approves of It...

I'm going to have to rethink my position on "healthcare" "reform" in light of forty-five year Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's praise of Obama for "accomplishing" in one year what it took the country 234 years since its founding to...errrr..."accomplish":

(AP - HAVANA BRANCH) It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for. [See here; here; here, here, here; here, here, here; here,  and here]

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency, but couldn't help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.

"We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama's) government," Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president's hand against lobbyists and "mercenaries."

But the Cuban leader also used the lengthy piece to criticize the American president for his lack of leadership on climate change and immigration reform, and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, among many other things.

And he said it was remarkable that the most powerful country on earth took more than two centuries from its founding to approve something as basic as health benefits for all.


Fidel makes a good point. Why not give up our status as free citizens and become wards of the state? After all, the government just has to "deem" healthcare for all, and by Obama, it's done. No worries at all about everyone flooding the healthcare system to get "free" goods and services that magically appear from out of nowhere. No, in Obama's Udopia, everything is mystically done by government decree. We don't have to do it, the government does. Now has anyone seen my healthcare? I think I left it by the unicorn stables...

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