Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals

Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals -
Faced with mounting debt and looming costs from the new federal health-care law, many local governments are leaving the hospital business, shedding public facilities that can be the caregiver of last resort.

Whenever I tell someone I'm a libertarian, they inevitably say, "But, government does good things like hospitals and roads..."  But, look at this story closely.  Look at how ridiculous this is.  We're spending trillions on futile wars and bailing out gamblers on Wall Street, but we're shutting down hospitals! Liberals need to wake up.  The power and money they're so readily willing to give is not being used for the purposes they think it is.  The proportion of the overall money going to liberal causes is but a speck of the total.  You're getting duped.

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