Michael Moore was on Real Time with Bill Maher talking Obamcare, and while a negative multiplied by a negative is a positive in mathematics, it isn’t when it comes to bitter, angry socialists.
With that said, sometimes the unexpected happens, like neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light…or Michael Moore admitting that socialized medicine results in longer waits for common procedures:
Moore says the only “things you maybe have to wait for” are a knee replacement surgery or cataracts.
“Things that are not life-threatening,” Moore said on HBO’s “Real Time” with host Bill Maher. “The reason why you have to wait sometimes in those countries is they let everybody in the line. We make 50 million people out of the line so the line is shorter, so sometimes you have to wait as long. If you are a patriotic American, you want every American to be covered the same as you.
It’s actually a win for conservatives that we got Michael Moore of all people to finally admit that when you give someone a good or service for “free” (i.e., shouldering a third party with costs that exist no matter how badly you wish they would go away), they will use it differently than if they were personally connected with the process.
Now that Moore has been forced to acknowledge the economic reality of socialized medicine, he’s prone to saying ridiculous things like “only” knee replacement surgery or cataracts are beholden to supply and demand. Besides the flippant nature of his defense (try telling someone with chronic knee or hip pain to wait a year for relief), anyone who follows his logic will know he’s wrong.
And since Michael Moore seems to think that he alone gets to define what “Patriotic” Americans should want for their neighbors, I hate to break it to him: he’s wrong again.
I don’t want Americans to be covered “the same” as me. I want Americans to be covered the way they want to be covered. I want them to have choice. I want a young college graduate to have a plan that works for his lifestyle and his assessment of his overall health and I want the recent retiree to have the plan that works for her lifestyle and her health needs—each of which will have different overall costs.
I eat right. I exercise. I get adequate sleep. I don’t smoke and rarely drink. I should not have to pay for a massive health care plan, a one-size-fits all package that blankets the slovenly guy who wears a moo-moo. And neither should you. But Michael Moore tends to think otherwise…for reasons that might be closer to home than a respectable blog post can go into.
Note to overweight socialists: if you’re ever wondering what the wait lines are for jowl replacement surgery, ease your troubled midsection: If Herman Cain takes it all the way to the White House the stress will melt it right off!