John Jay calls this his Snickers Speech on healthcare.
I've added one more category of "solutions" at the end, simply because I can't leave good things alone.
Okay, there is a Snickers bar in front of you....You go to grab it, and I say "hold on there big fella... that will be $20". You say "$20 for Snicker bar? That is way way TOO expensive!"
Now... here come the solution(s)
The Socialist/Democrat solution:
We realize it's too expensive for you (notice the addition of "for you") so we will charge each of your friends $1 and then you can get that $20 Snickers bar for only $1.
Now your friends are a little upset....but that settles that... we have now made it "affordable".
The Libertarian Solution:
We realize it's TOO expensive. So we keep regulations out of it, keep the government out of it, open the free market, and next thing you know people are offering you Snicker bars for $10 then $5 then a Three Musketeer for $2 then a Snickers for $1 and then some guy shows up offering you a Snugget bar for .50 cents. (I have no idea what a snugget is...but it sounds delicious.)
The only reason the government wants to be involved in health care is because they want to maintain high prices for their lobbyist friends. High drug prices, high insurance prices, high care prices.
I would be way more accepting of asking the 50 states to each come up with their own plans, some would be "no plan at all", some would probably be pure socialism. But then we would have 50 states testing out different models... and we would find out soon which ones work best, just as we can now use California as a nice model for what not to do. But why go to the Federal Government right away?
Now why do we seem so upset, since on CNN they are saying "there isn't even a plan yet to be upset about"? Because we know when they come up with one, it will be introduced at 12:00 midnight, distributed at 3:00 am, and voted on at 10:00 am.
So, we need to make our voices heard now!
John Jay Myers
John Jay is one of the smartest people I know, he's a good speaker, and he runs a very succesful business. But I can't believe he forgot to include the folks who claim to be the opposition party: