Thursday, December 13, 2018

On the Tendency of Some Folks On Medicaid to Overuse Emergency Room and Ambulance Services

   The leftists aren't going to like this but I really think that we need to start charging some modest co-pays for Medicaid services, because right now there is NO incentive for these people to use these benefits prudently and judiciously in that it is the taxpayer who pays for them, NOT THEM. And they don't have to be exorbitant co-pays (maybe $5 for an ER visit or ambulance ride, $3 for an office or clinic visit, $2 for a prescription). Just enough to get them to think before they act, that's all. 

On the Fact that a Majority of Democrats In Congress Voted for the 2006 Border Fence Bill

Soooooo…...if Mr. Trump called it a fence instead of a wall the Democrats would vote for it? Hey, worth a try (though, yes, the one-eighty probably has more to do with Mrs. Clinton getting only 37% of the white vote and a realization that Hispanics overwhelmingly support Democrats).

On President Eisenhower Disappearing for a Few Days In 1955 and Conspiracy-Inspired People Claiming that it Was Because He Was Meeting with Aliens at Holloman Air Force Base In New Mexico (the Official Explanation Was that He Receiving Dental Work)

Not a bad theory but the much more plausible one is that the fellow was probably tapping some young stuff (like he did during WW2) and simply didn't want Mamie to find out about it...….Talk about a temper.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On the Fact that (According to Burton Folsom's Classic Volume, "The Myth of the Robber Barons") In 1807, the New York State Legislature Granted Steamboat Tycoon, Robert Fulton, a 30-Year Monopoly On Steam Transportation for the Hudson River and Other Waterways

It was one of the most maddening acts of crony capitalism in U.S. history and yet when the majority of present-day historians talk about the "robber barons", they tend to leave out fellows like Fulton, Collins, Dodge, Stanford, Cooke, etc. who got ahead through parasitic and political methods and instead go after the true entrepreneurs (men like Hill, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, etc. who built their businesses by honestly competing in the market and not by pilfering the taxpayer). Talk about a bias against free enterprise.

On the Fact that (According to Economic Historians, Burton Folsom, Thomas DiLorenzo, and Dominick Armentano) Even Though the Textbook Definition of a Monopoly Specifies that a Particular Business Restrict its Production In an Effort to Jack Up its Prices, the Industries that the Sherman Antitrust Law Targeted for Prosecution In the Late 19th Century Actually GREW at a Rate Six Times that of the Economy as a Whole and AND Their Prices Fell at a Rate Greater than that of the Overall Consumer Price Index

So, no, they weren't true monopolies and the only reason for their prosecution was the disgusting collusion between the companies that couldn't compete due to inefficiency and their political cronies whose palms they greased creating such a policy. A resurgence of mercantilism, in other words.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

On Hillary Clinton Getting Only 37% of the White Vote In 2016 - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/behind-trumps-victory-divisions-by-race-gender-education/

You want to know why the Democrats have done a total three-sixty on immigration? Look no further, people. Look no further.

On When Campus Lunatics Claim to Fell "Unsafe" Whenever They Hear Something that Challenges Their World-View

If by unsafe they mean the same way that 14th Century inquisitors felt when they scoured the countryside looking for heretics to torture and persecute, then, yeah, I'm buying it. Otherwise, no.