Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is a constitutional tax of the highest order — one imposed on you at birth — Michael Moore is back in the news. One would think the headline would be that liberals are now in the weird position of cheering the defacto Obamacare Birth Tax, all the taxes in between, and the Death Tax … but instead, the Sicko director was given time to discuss the need to go ever further:
“It’s a huge day,” Moore said. “It’s a great victory. Now, as you know, you and I were very critical of the bill that got passed because we thought, you know, it was fairly watered down and not as far as it should go. And it’s going to need to go further in the years to come, obviously. And we all need to keep working toward a true universal health-care system that doesn’t leave 26 million people uninsured, as the current law does now, and as you so wonderfully and eloquently pointed out on your show last night.”
It was only a short time ago, however, that Moore was acknowledging the economic realities of socialized health care:
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.
Oh what short memories we have, right Michael? That might be a sign of a more serious ailment. You might want to get that checked out.
I do not wish to revisit the laughable claim that only procedures like knee surgery require long waits time when they become “free.” What I will do is once again proudly state that I do not want my fellow Americans to have my health care coverage — because I want them to have the health care coverage that they want. I want them to have the health care that is suited to their lifestyle, their wants and their needs.
I would also like to revisit basic math.
Notice anything weird about all of Michael Moore’s interviews (besides the fact that he tries to hide his wealth behind schlubby clothes)? There’s a willful denial of reality; he acts as if we’re not already 16 trillion dollars in debt. He acts as if we’re not broke. He acts as if he has never — even out of sheer morbid curiosity — looked at numbers put out by the Congressional Budget Office. Moore calls Obamacare a “huge locomotive,” and he’s right … if the metaphor involves Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train.’
The U.S. is on a debt train that is heading full-steam ahead towards economic disaster. The honest broker knows that the nation must pull hard on the brakes today or go over a spectacular cliff tomorrow. At some point, the interest on our debt alone will reach a tipping point, and when it does there will be no stopping the pain that will follow. And who will feel it the most? Not Michael Moore. He’ll be cushioned by his riches. A little (or a lot) of inflation to a multimillionaire like him means nothing.
In Michael Moore’s utopia, where endless accounting tricks never run out, retirees who scrimped and saved for decades won’t see their wealth hacked in half due to inflation. Treatment is never rationed. The quality of their care is never diminished while wait times explode. It’s a seductive fantasy to a lot of people, but it’s still a fantasy.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to read up on Michael Moore’s Cuban paradise, where they pay for all that “free” health care with … child prostitution.