FREE MARKET? WHAT FREE MARKET?

The President has been on the road lately, peddling his half-baked health care “reform” program. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, he repeated the following Lefty canard:

We’ve got to admit that the free market has not worked perfectly when it comes to health care.

Nope. The free market hasn’t failed. We don’t have a free market for health care. What we have is a market shackled by countless federal and state regulations.

It’s the oldest scam in the statist playbook. Enmesh an industry in red tape, then blame the resultant inefficiencies on the free market. Paul Hsieh quotes Ayn Rand on this subject:

One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.

The regulatory phase of this project has been accomplished in the health care industry. The President and his congressional accomplices are hard at work on phase two.

Somehow, I have the feeling that this issue will generate exactly zero questions by ABC’s hardhitting journalists during tonight’s infomercial for Obamacare.

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