As eloquent a dissertation on the obvious as I've seen in a long time. Liberals will be confused... http://www.redstate.com/2013/09/25/...ts/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else. In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs The true cost of Medicare is stunning. In 1990, rather than costing American taxpayers $12 billion, Medicare cost $107 billion – an increase of 800% over the government’s best guess at the program’s cost 23 years before. That cost has increased exponentially as the years have passed since 1990. This year, $484 billion will be spent on mandatory Medicare outlays; by 2018, that number will be $885.1 billion, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The total amount owed Medicare beneficiaries (American workers who are at least 22 years old and who have paid into the system, meaning they are due Medicare coverage upon retirement) is a staggering $32.3 trillion – an amount over twice America’s GDP, and nearly five times the publicized national debt. But if we make Universal Healthcare a positive right for all Americans, you have no moral or philosophical right to object $32.3Tr, or to $323Tr. You didn’t build that, and it’s Constitutional, (expletives)! But Obamacare will be different because Progressives these days are so much smarter. Oh, wait…. And wait, by the way, is exactly what the US Senate has advised that its own members do before they sign up for anyone’s HIX. So the Progressives have decided Healthcare, a complicated service, provided by highly-trained professionals, at a high rate of cost is now a human right.