Monday, August 24, 2009

American Health care

If you think that a decent health care system is socialist, then try explaining to me why your arguments do not also apply to firemen:

Harold's Left: The Socialism of Firemen
Source: www.haroldsleft.com
Harold's Left:There is a new group on Facebook that is meant to poke fun at the hypocrisy of the conservative argument that a public option for health care is socialism. The group is called 1 Million Strong Against our SOCIALIST Fire Dep

1 comment:

dispatches said...

Hi Rob, it's Cameron.

So, precisely how does a belief that certain limited services like fire departments or a standing army are best provided by non-market means translate into tacit support for socialism? It the argument symmetrical, i.e., does this mean that if I believe markets are the best way to allocate even a single good or service, I would be hypocritical to not advocate a market solution to the provision of ALL goods and services?