A Pictorial Argument Against Universal Health Care

Lefties get very annoyed when their opponents refer to Universal Health Care as Socialized Medicine.  This is because it is socialized medicine and the word “socialism” carries a well deserved stigma.

In such discussions I like to ask the question: “Do you really want your health care to have the safety of Amtrack, the budgeting skills of the pentagon, the speed and accuracy of the post office, the scientific acumen of the EPA, the honesty of congress and the compassion of the IRS?”  But processing that sentence requires a fair amount of brain power and socialists are not the sharpest crayons in the box, so here is a much simpler way to make the same point, starting with a classic photo most of us have seen before.

Do You Really Want This Government Providing and Controlling Your Health Care?


And finally, perhaps the most perfect metaphor for UHC:

Thanks to Failbog for most of these pictures.

2 Comment(s)

  1. Aren’t most road construction projects done by contractors hired by state and local governments?

    Brian | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. Exactly, just like public health care. The government doesn’t provide the health care, just the administration and funding for it. The quality of the care will the same if you can get it. The functional part being “if you can get it.”

    Dan the Man | May 29, 2009 | Reply

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