That the other diners' beliefs were unknown to us is important to note, as we found later that we kept surprising company with the likes of New York City Mayor Bloomberg, the ACLU, the talk show The View, and more than a few news outlets who also cried ‘foul’ over responses to public denials of Cathy’s fundamental right to free speech and entrepreneurship in our country.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The mistaken notion that healthcare is a right comes from the so-called “Economic Bill of Rights,” articulated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 11, 1944.
“ObamaCare” as it is currently constituted, depends on altruism to control costs. Its major shortcoming is the lack of a mechanism to keep costs down. Healthcare must be tackled not only from the payer side, but also in its management and cost effectiveness to reflect global rates. In order to do this, we must trim the associated bureaucratic bloat. “ObamaCare” does not factor in the flaws in human nature, which certainly extend to the individuals who manage and run our healthcare corporations. If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that we are not naturally altruistic. It is much more realistic to harness free market forces where appropriate and to encourage people – and corporations – to do right based on incentives.