Words as Signals and Nothing Else

The old saying goes “A man is only as good as his word.” Wrong, the correct saying is “A man is only as good as his actions.”

Words are simply signals for action. If someone acted like your mortal enemy but said I love you, which side would you err on?

If someone said they were sorry and they did it to you all over again, which side would you err on?

Think of this in a different context: Man asks cute girl on a date. Cute girl says that she will be at coffee shop ‘A’ at 11 am. Man shows up and hours upon hours tick away. The man can see the whole store, so when the girl says later “Oh, I was there. Where were you?” It would’t hold.

Saying that you are somewhere doesn’t make you there and the same goes for love and apologies.

When thinking about politics the key is to say the right things. “Hope, Change, Political Correctness, etc.” But this is completely backwards compared to the rest of society. The whole problem with everything else in the world is getting people to live up to what they say. Or in other words, make people follow their words through with action.

Why is it that human society has based their politics based upon what people said and not what they do? And do not go off yet, it is on both sides.

If someone stated that Congressman Joe Wilson who shouted “you lie” when President Barack Obama stated that his health care plan wouldn’t cover illegal immigrants had in fact supported a previous bill that did, would many of Wilson’s supporters know the real answer?

And I understand that people are rational ignorant when it comes to politics. But why is the equlibrium at what they say? Why isn’t it at zero? Could it be possible that no listening to a politician at all would give people a better chance at guessing what policies they promote? For example, if you ran the experiment, two citizens in 2001. George W. Bush is elected and now we are in 2002. By the end of his administration, who has a better chance of predicting if George W. Bush will support Medicare expansions? The guy who watched the news and listened to the speeches or someone who paid no attention at all?

The obvious answer here is the person who paid no attention at all. Why? Well, Bush expanded Medicare with part D while claiming to be a fiscal conservative.

There you have it, I support rational absolutely ignorance over rational speech listening only ignorance.

I mean how else are we going to stop the Barack Obamas and the Nancy Pelosis of the world from talking about a bill that hasn’t been finalized… I mean you wouldn’t trust a car salesman who had never seen the car, would you?


The Kennedy Socialized Medicine Triple Whammy

From NetRightNation.com

Over the weekend the Kennedy health care bill–aimed at inserting government into the nooks and crannies of every doctor’s office and operating room–was leaked to the press. Not so coincidently, this enormous growth of government comes as Americans celebrate the 60th anniversary of George Orwell’s book 1984.

In this book, Orwell depicts various insidious instances when Big Government engages in what is called “newspeak.” “Newspeak,” of course, is when the words of a language are distorted to fit a totalitarian regime’s plan to restrict liberty.

There is little doubt that when Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy’s people sat down to draft this bill, they took great pride in elevating “newspeak” from cliché to archetype. Doubtlessly laughing up their sleeves all the while, they named the bill that restricts and coerces millions of Americans the “American Choices Health Act.”

This bill, of course, neither improves American’s health, nor their choices in health care.
Its goal is said to be to give all American’s health care. But the only way it can get it done is by forcing individuals to take government-rationed health care while coercing the employers to take money from employees’ paychecks to pay for the restricted coverage.

And that, truly, is a socialist double whammy.

Somehow by giving up their freedom of choice, Americans are supposed to save a heavily overburdened welfare state that already operates dangerously in the red. It is being reported that in the next 10 days, the White House will release how this plan will knock off $200 to $300 billion in Medicare. At the same time, we are informed, people will be lining up to get a taste of this new “free” health care.

In economics, it is said “incentives matter.” And when it comes to health care costs and benefits, incentives often matter most. When the average American is deciding whether to take health care or not, they are weighing the benefits and costs. This is no different than buying milk at the grocery store. Now that the cost is being subsidized to those who are 500 percent above the poverty line, they will be more apt to try and collect their newly distributed benefits.

For America this means longer wait lines for doctors and for surgery, along with radically increased costs to an already overbloated Big Government. But conveniently for them, Kennedy and Reid left out any and all of the accounting costs in the bill. Though, a previous low estimate was in the range of $1.2 to $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.

But wait, as the TV infomercial hipsters shout, there’s even more!

Just when it couldn’t seem to get any worse, Kennedy and Dodd are proposing yet another new bill that will only clog the major healthcare arteries even more. It is called “The Healthy Families Act.” This bill forces businesses to pay sick leave to all employees–in the name of preventing the swine flu (as well as any other ailment that happen to take an employee’s fancy.)

To prevent abuse of this, employees will have to document their illness, and that, of course, means even more mandatory–and costly–trips to the doctor. Naturally, there will be more than enough people who will volunteer to spend the day reading magazines and waiting for the doctor (or at least they claim they are) then going to work and being a productive member of society. How can we be so sore? Check out the local welfare and unemployment offices.

Which means the entire health care hoax has now become the true socialist triple whammy.

Kennedy, Pelosi, and Obama are not only incentivizing people to overburden the doctor’s offices, but also now they are even paying those who do work to take more time off and spend it in the waiting room. All the while, bringing the U.S. closer and closer to becoming a kissing cousin to the many unsustainable welfare states of Europe.

Justin Williams is a Contributing Editor of ALG News Bureau.

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