Kerry to run for President in 2008
In his quest to get his picture into the dictionary next to the word "futility," John Kerry is running for president in 2008. He has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, but don't tell him that. He knows that the name of the game, if he even has a chance, is to run as far to the left as possible. That's what you have to do to win over leftist primary voters. Then once you get nominated, you run back to the right .. which is where you need to be in the general election.
Anyway, The Poodle's latest proposal is universal health care. The leftist utopia --- where government controls all access to health care in this country. What better way to make government omnipotent?
This is hardly a new idea, but Kerry has now said we should all have free health care by 2012. And who will be providing this wonderful service? The federal government, of course. And just how will it be paid for? The Poodle's great idea is to repeal all of Bush's tax cuts on people who make more than $200,000 a year. In other words, soak the rich. What a novel idea from a Democrat!
It would be easy to laugh off Kerry's proposal...but it could very well become policy. The Democrats, with help from the Republicans, have done a very good job of addicting the American people to "free" government services. It was George W. Bush who signed the biggest expansion of the welfare state in decades, the prescription drug program for Medicare. Politicians have a vested interest in keeping people in need of one entitlement program or another. It is a source of power for them.
It would be easy to dismiss The Poodle on this one, but I'm sure that one day socialized medicine in the United States will become a reality. It's inevitable. Then where will the people escaping government health care in Canada go?