May 2, 2013
Vladimir Lenin said: “A capitalist will sell us the rope we use to hang the last capitalist.” A parallel concept is more succinctly stated in the phrase “useful idiots.”
We’re reminded of this by an all-hands-on-deck lobbying effort aimed at overwhelming Governor Walker’s good sense in resisting Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Seemingly every prominent entity in Wisconsin’s health care establishment is aboard, along with the usually sensible Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
Righteously trolling for subsidies, they either don’t care or are too dimwitted to see that in every last one of its treacherous details, Obamacare is a deliberate trap contrived to exterminate private-sector health care and remake providers as enforcers, implementing the agenda of universal—and literal—life-and-death dependency on government.
Is it coincidence that these subsidy-seekers adopt The Transformational President’s rhetoric and ask legislators to “transform” Wisconsin’s Medicaid program?
Undoubtedly some in the health care establishment have their own reasons for seeing wholesale transformation as desirable.
We prefer the company of Walker, who will be owed a debt of gratitude by future generations for turning down the free heroin of Obamacare subsidies. Would those who fancy themselves all-knowing had as much wisdom—and half as much courage?