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ObamaCare Is Pro-Market Like the Berlin Wall Was Pro-Migrant

Blair31 Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 9:32 AM
I think that Obama is the reincarnation of Jimmy Carter. Like Jimmy Carter, who lost his bid for a second term due to a bad economy, so too, Obama will lose his bid for a second term due to a bad economy. If 2008 was a replay of the 1976 election, then according to D-ick Morris and others, 2012 is a replay of the 1980 election. Reagan won in a landslide in 1980. That was the first of two landslide victories Reagan won.
Today’s New York Times features an opinion piece by J.D. Kleinke of the conservative American Enterprise Institute. Kleinke’s thesis is that ObamaCare’s conservative opponents should stop complaining. “ObamaCare is based on conservative, not liberal, ideas.”

If one defines conservative ideas as those that emphasize free markets and personal responsibility, there is zero truth to this claim.

  • Free markets require freedom, like the freedom to control your own property, to enter markets, and to negotiate prices and other contractual terms. ObamaCare mandates how people must dispose of their property, imposes tremendous barriers to entry into markets, and imposes price controls and myriad other terms...
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