Letters to the Editor

British woes

August 4, 2010


To the editor:

Cal Thomas’ jubilant column about the troubles of Britain’s National Health Service (Journal-World, July 31) fails to mention that the troubles are largely being managed by the newly elected Conservative government. Of course a party that does not believe in government-supported health care (or railways or anything else) will happily demand austerity of the type Thomas describes.

The real warning for us Americans is that, now that we have a toehold on a civilized health care system, the last thing we should want is to hand our future back to the party who fought it every step of the way.

Richard Hardin,



SettingTheRecordStraight 3 years, 8 months ago

"Of course a party that does not believe in government-supported health care... or anything else"

Mr. Hardin apparently cannot make the distinction between limited-government advocates and anarchists.


tsunami9320 3 years, 8 months ago

Richard Hardin to the rest of us: Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme.


Tom Shewmon 3 years, 8 months ago

Spin it anyway you want---compare to European Socialism all day long---the fact is, ObamaCare, like practically every other thing Obama has tried to pull, is being rejected by the American people. Here read this very intuitive piece written by Robert Weissberg , a professor of poli-sci at U. of. Ill.

I'll re-post the link throughout the day to make sure everyone has an opportunity to read it. This president is shaping up more each day as an utter disaster.


Liberty_One 3 years, 8 months ago

"now that we have a toehold on a civilized health care system"

Ha! Plundering your neighbors for your personal gain is barbaric, not civilized.


cato_the_elder 3 years, 8 months ago

Yesterday voters in Missouri approved a measure that would forbid the federal government from penalizing anyone who refuses to buy health insurance. 72.6% of the voters favored the measure, which states that no rule or law can compel an individual or business to participate in any healthcare system, and prohibits laws that levy penalties against people who do not buy health insurance. Similar measures are being pursued in other states.

On Monday a federal judge ruled that Virginia can proceed with its lawsuit asserting that Obamacare's mandated purchase requirement is unconstitutional. 20 other states have done the same.

Looks like the people of America have achieved a substantial head start in sticking it to Obama's version of socialized medicine well before the November elections.


madhatter 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for a great letter.

Cal is a dunce.

we socialize war with 33% of every tax dollar going to Dept. of Defense and then have a country where the top 1% have 42% of the wealth assets, not just income.


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