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Nurse Takes Down Obamacare Rationale with Classic One-Liner

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Posted on March 2 2010 10:52 am
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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In the continuing discussion begun with Keith Olbermann’s latest Meltdown over government health care, commenter “Peachy” has been providing excellent commentary.

Probably the most enduring one-line dismissal of government health care is P.J. O’Rourke’s classic– “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”

Yesterday, Peachy, a veteran nurse, scored a similar hit on Obamacare’s notion that government should re-order 1/5 of the U.S economy to solve several small problems like insuring those with low incomes or pre-existing conditions:

“Only a fool burns down the entire house just to change out the lightbulbs”

That’s worth repeating.  Pass it on.  Are you paying attention Republicans?

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