Monday, September 10, 2012

Cars and Care (Or: Volts and Valves)

Did you know that General Motors we taxpayers lose almost $50,000 each time a Chevy Volt gets sold?

"[The taxpayer] is taking a $49,000 bath on each Chevy Volt it sells ... the ballyhooed pug-in hybrid vehicles is currently costing upward of $89,000 to produce ... a sticker price of just less than $40,000"

Now, you may be wondering what this has to do with health care.

It's simple, really: the government is (reasonably) good at doing the things for which it was originally intended. But our form of government was never designed to own the means of production - car factories, for example. And because the government is, by definition, the ultimate non-profit, it bring that not-for-profit mindset to everything it touches.

And under ObamaCare, the government essentially owns the means of health care.

Don't you feel better already?
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