A news flash: the Republican Party that once denounced non-existent death panels are now creating death panels. Paul Ryan said health insurance to ensure good health is him being merciful. Ryan is now the dispenser of merciful good health. He decides what kind of person deserves healthcare. This is a form of eugenics. If you are fit and can afford healthcare you live if not you and your inferior genes can die or you live in pain that keeps you out of the mainstream. I have to ask who died and left Paul Ryan in charge. Oh right Ayn Rand, a stated favorite of Ryan, and her Social Darwinism did.
This is the way of the right. Our government will not help others who are either temporarily unable or just unable to make it on their own ever. A government that feeds children, assist the elderly, the unemployed, sick, and other needy folks is a communist boondoggle and needs to be eliminated. The government if it helps anyone should only help the truly needy. The truly needy are to be determined by whom? Could it be small government death panels? And there in lies the problem the right are only interested in propagating those who look like them, think like them, live like them the rest be damn. This is what Jim Crow laws were about and our hound the immigrant laws are about today.
Recently, the lover of fetuses (the far right) have asked why should men be interested in prenatal care of women. We already knew they were not concerned for babies outside the womb now we discover they are only against a woman deciding what to do with the fetus. Because as stated above they are not that invested in caring for a pregnant mother or the life within her.
Paul Ryan a very physical fit individual (if not that spiritually and mentally fit) says we have no interest in the welfare of inferior species who struggle to make it in our economy. Hearkening back to a Nietzsche’s superman his actions state we are not to be held back by the starving masses. They are a drain on society. Maybe religious communities can assist but not our collective body where we create the society we live in, the government. Of course the religious community has said in unison they do not have the resources to do this. If you spend a minute observing the religious community body as a whole many if not most do not care to do this. So those who say the religious community will handle this. They are unleashing the red herring logical flaw. They try to show they are compassionate people while denying the poor basic assistance.
Strangely enough it was Ronald Reagan the patron saint of conservatism that introduced the concept of healthcare as a right. He signed a bill while president that no emergency room could deny service for any reason to someone who comes to their door. Adam Smith the great philosopher of a free market stated, ““It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.” In olden times the belief of assisting one another so that we may have a better society has been replaced with the new conservative thinking “I got mine. I care less if you get yours. Because if you do not get yours you must be morally unfit or not one of the chosen.” My friends where once it was the misnomer compassionate conservatism it is now replaced by all mine conservatism.