KASS Quote of the Day: Socialism = Shortages; Free Market = Abundance

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Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2010-04-05 23:12

"A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an editorial noting the amazing fact that, by the middle of this year, there will be an estimated 6.8 billion people on Earth -- and 5 billion will have cell phones! ... How did that happen without a Democrat president and Congress using bribes, parliamentary tricks and arcane non-voting maneuvers to pass a massive, hugely expensive National Cell Phone Reform Act?

How did that happen without Barney Frank and Henry Waxman personally designing the 3-foot-long, 26-pound, ugly green $4,000 cell phone we all have to use? How did that happen without Obama signing the National Cell Phone Reform bill, as a poor 10-year-old black kid who couldn't afford to text-message his friends looked on? The reason nearly everyone in the universe has a cell phone is that President Reagan did to telephones the exact opposite of what the Democrats have just done with health care. Before Reagan came into office, we had one phone company, ridiculously expensive rates and one phone model. Reagan split up AT&T, deregulated phone service and gave America a competitive market in phones. The rest is history. If you can grasp how inexpensive cell phones in a rainbow of colors and wonders like the iPhone could never have been created under a National Cell Phone Reform Act, you can understand what a disaster ObamaCare is going to be for health care in America."

Ann Coulter

Astute and poignant

atlascott's picture

It is always hard to come up with a concise "grabber" that makes the lunacy of collectivism and Socialism plain as the suicide that it is.

After all, who doesn't want "free" stuff?

But not only is the "stuff" not free, its also crap compared to what a Free market will provide over the same time period.

Ann Coulter, or her writer, does a nice job here.

Too bad she is a GOP apologist and therefore, part of the problem.

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