Archives for September, 2009

A very interesting view on capitalism / socialism. Short and simple, but powerful (huh, short and simple usually is powerful…):

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

Dr. Adrian Pierce Rogers, 1996, from his book Ten Secrets for a Successful Family

What would be a perfect response to these five sentences? How about the “short and simple and powerful” statement, which recently was spreading with the speed of light on Facebook:

“No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick.”

My overall thought about the health care debate? That was a hot summer and temperature had nothing to do with it… And more seriously – I’m looking at it from an economic perspective. And with the gigantic deficit and ridiculous spending on health care I believe that any reform is better than no reform.


 

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