Posts Tagged ‘Americans are too stupid’

Listen To Liberals: Health Care Competition Will Not Work Because You Are Frankly Far Too Stupid To Be Trusted With More Than Buying A Tube Of Toothpaste

December 28, 2011

I can only say this: given that the American people were stupid enough to elect Barack Obama as their president, it would truly seem that liberals have been right all along: the American people ARE too stupid to be treated like anything other than stupid, helpless sheep, and we need to be led around by the government like the pathetic beasts that we truly are, and the party that assumes the lowest possible common denominator about the intelligence and virtue of the American people is most likely the party that will win:

Why health care competition won’t work
By Amitai Etzioni, Special to CNN
updated 2:08 PM EST, Tue December 27, 2011

Editor’s note: Amitai Etzioni is a sociologist and professor of international relations at George Washington University and the author of several books, including “The Limits of Privacy.” He was a senior adviser to the Carter administration and has taught at Columbia and Harvard universities and the University of California, Berkeley.

(CNN) — A proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Wyden to allow those who retire in the future to chose [sic] between Medicare and private health care insurance for seniors is the latest addition to the drive to increase competition in health care.

Mitt Romney recently released a health care proposal that would introduce vouchers, which would allow consumers to choose where to take their business, although he did not include Medicare as an option. Newt Gingrich’s plan suggests a variety of ways to increase “price competition in the industry.”

And President Obama’s health care overhaul also includes competition, to take place in new statewide exchanges, in which individuals and businesses will be able to find and compare insurance plans in a centralized marketplace.

But research shows that competition in health care cannot be made to work effectively. As patients, we are just not equipped to absorb and process the information needed to make healthy choices on our own.

To highlight the issue at hand, it is best to start with the circumstances in which competition does work. It requires that the consumers purchase items that are relatively small in cost and consequences (a can of beans, a tube of toothpaste, a pizza), that they repeat the purchase often, and that the consumers are able to readily receive and absorb relevant information.

When these conditions are met, consumers can find out which products meet their needs by trying one, then trying some others, then casting away (or not purchasing again) those that fail — without undue costs or harm. And consumers must be able to obtain the information about what the products contain, which they cannot figure out by simply tasting them or trying them on (hence the standardized nutrition labels that describe what foods contain, such as the number of calories and amount of sodium).

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Baaaaah I mean bullcrap.  Unless you vote Democrat, and then the hypothesis that the American people are way, waaaaaaaay too stupid to possibly be able to think for themselves fits better than Michael Jackson’s (or O.J. Simpson’s) glove.

Jimmy Carter is back, reincarnated as Barack Obama.  And I hate the Carter regime even more this time than I did last time.

But then I wasn’t one of those geniuses who thought Obama’s election meant I wouldn’t have to pay for my gasoline or paying my mortgage ever again either.

And yet, apparently I’m just as stupid as liberals think all we Americans are: I shouldn’t have started reading this intellectual ipecac with anything in my stomach…

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