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Friday, September 22, 2017

A thought on Obamacare repeal

Ben Domenech posted in today's The Transom a quote from Frederic Bastiat, the famous French economist, defining Socialism. (H/T to Ben!)

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not because we do not want the state to raise grain." (My emphasis)

Bastiat.jpgSeems to define the progressive/left attitude towards objections to Obamacare, and it is a silly attitude as Bastiat could see 167 years ago. But not being able to defend it on merits, this is all they have!

Mr Bastiat looks to be an intelligent man!