Republican cuts kill…. and they are supposed to. That’s capitalism.

Liberals and Democrats have been slamming Republicans for cutting medical research funding, blocking the appointment of a Surgeon General, and cutting money to hospitals…. only to “suddenly” turn around and start demanding money and medical oversight now that we have a problem with The Ebola.

Some Democrats are calling the Republican Party experts in “closing the barn door after the horse has escaped.”

Others are using these facts in extremely powerful political ads like this one:

Video direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3D0DxjgPB0

As bedrock ideological conservatives, believers in the free market, what are we to make of these criticisms and accusations? Were Republicans wrong in cutting medical research and hospital funding? Was it a misstep? Was it a mistake?

NOT A CHANCE!!!!

The fact is, the Republican Party is doing exactly what real free market capitalists are supposed to do! Republicans should not and cannot run away from this. It is time to educate the masses about what free market capitalism really means.

The entire philosophy of the free market is that it is reactive, not pro-active. As Rand Paul and Paul Ryan are so fond of saying, the market “corrects” and “adapts”. It is part of the core philosophy of the economic model.

Think about the way you were taught in school that a free market would “fix the problem” of, for example, a corporation that made bad products:

1) People would buy products from the company

2) People would be disappointed by those products

3) People would stop buying products from that company

4) That company goes out of business

At the ground level, that is how free market capitalism produces better products: it is driven by consumer reaction.

Let’s look at another scenario: how does the free market “regulate itself” when it comes to companies making poisoned products?

1) People buy products from the company

2) People die

3) The remaining people do not buy products from that company any more

4) That company goes out of business

Tah dah! The market has regulated itself. But if you are a real free market fanatic, you have to embrace step 2. That is: part of the process of the “market regulating itself” involves PEOPLE DYING.

You can’t escape it. Part of the process. The only motivation that companies have, in a free market, to produce products that don’t kill their customers is that if their customers ACTUALLY DIE then they might lose business.

The only time that companies ever increase safety of their procedures is after a plant has exploded or a pipeline has leaked, and something actually got destroyed… and it cost the company money.

Capitalism only “regulates itself” after-the-fact. The entire economic system is based on the principle of closing the barn door after the horse has run away… on the assumption that you can at least prevent more horses from going the same way the first one went.

Some Republicans will deny this, but it is the truth. Any true “free market conservative” must embrace this core concept of the economic system

So that is our lesson for today:

The budget cuts that crippled our ability to fight ebola were not a mis-step. They were not a miscalculation, or a mistake. If you are a true free market loving conservative, you will stand by those cuts, just as you will stand by the people who will probably die as a result.

This is the way capitalism is supposed to work. This is how it was designed to work: something goes horribly wrong, and then–and only then–the market corrects itself.

Do you have a problem with that?

If you do, then you don’t really love capitalism.

Jim DeMint says that Gateway Community College will force Yale to shut down

In an op-ed piece, Jim DeMint made the following claim:

 

ObamaCare will destroy the private-insurance market, incentivize businesses to cancel current health coverage for their employees, create physician shortages, and force Americans and states into total dependency on the federal government. After all that, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for the free market to resurrect a private health-care system built on doctor/patient decision-making.

 

This is a great argument, because it follows standard conservative logic in situations like this:

  1. Any time there is a cheaper option (like community college), people will obviously rush to it and abandon the more expensive alternative (like Yale)
  2. Because publicly funded institutions (like community college) get funding from the government and do not have to “compete” on the same playing field as private institutions (like Yale), they will always be cheaper
  3. Therefore, if a publicly-funded institution (like community college) is allowed to exist at all, it will COMPLETELY DESTROY ALL PRIVATE ALTERNATIVES (like Yale), as well as destroying capitalism entirely.

 

However, although this is an excellent argument that is perfect in every way, we here at LiberalBias.com believe that Jim DeMint has failed to see the true scope and genius of what he has said. In fact, this argument doesn’t need to only be applied to Obamacare… it can be used to shut down any number of evil, sinister things!

For example, we should shut down community colleges, like the Gateway Community College in New Haven, which is obviously creating unfair competition for Yale. The argument goes like this:

 

Gateway Community College, in New Haven, Connecticut, will destroy the private Yale University, incentivize students to drop out of the University, create teacher shortages, and force students and teachers into total dependency on the federal government. After all that, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for the free market to resurrect a private university system.

 

Similarly, isn’t having an army just getting in the way of the profits of private contractors like Xe/Blackwater? These poor, beleaguered soldiers contractors are doing such a great job of caring for our overseas interests, it can’t possibly be good for them that the army is encroaching on their turf. The argument goes like this:

 

The United States Army will destroy the private Blackwater/Xe Military Contractor Service, incentivize young men to drop out of the army, create command-chain shortages, and worst of all will force soldiers into total dependency on the federal government. After all that, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for the free market to resurrect a private military contractor system.

 

The list goes on and on. In summary: Jim Demint puts forth a great argument, but doesn’t apply it widely enough. If he were a bit more creative, he would see that it’s actually an argument against any government of any kind ever…. which is just how we like it.

 

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Real conservatives drink oil.

Dying of Thirst is the American Way

Thank God for Texans! In Texas, people know that oil and money are way more important than water.

Dying of Thirst is the American Way
Original artwork by Hergé of Tin Tin comics.

 

There is a story that has been completely misrepresented by the liberally bias media.

Across Texas, there are small towns that are completely drying up because the oil industry is using all of their water for fracking.

According to an article in The Guardian, farms are literally drying up, and cattle-herders are losing animals and even having to move or close down, because the wells are going dry.

If the current heat-wave and dryness continue for much longer, with oil companies shipping out what little water exists within town borders, these small population centers could become ghost towns.

The Guardian, a pinko liberally biased publication, calls this a “tragedy”.

THIS IS NOT A TRAGEDY! THIS IS A SUCCESS!

Nay, this is a symbolic embodiment of Freedom Itself!

 

What the liberally biased media won’t tell you is that the oil companies aren’t exactly “stealing” the water from these towns: the people in these towns are selling it willingly.

That’s right! Freedom-loving patriots in Texas, who worship the only two true gods, Jesus and the Bottom Line, just can’t help themselves when the oil companies back a truck load of cash up against their garage doors.

And they literally don’t see a problem with sucking every last drop of water out of their environment until the earth as dry and orange as John Boehner’s post-tan afterglow.

Larry Baxter, for example, is a resident of the small town Mertzon, TX, who is quoted by the Guardian as saying: “People use their water for food and fibre. I choose to use my water to sell to the oil field… I don’t see any difference.”

Only a true patriot could say that he sees no difference between selling water to oil companies, and using it to…. well, you know…. drink and grow food.

If you’re a real conservative, you don’t need water. You drink oil.

 

Seriously, though. Like all good conservatives, he’s motivated by money. If he sucks 20 to 30 trucks’ worth of water out of the ground each day and sells it to the oil companies, he can easily make $36,000 a month.

Of course, when you’re shipping 20 to 30 trucks of water out of a town with very limited wells, eventually you end up with less of a town and more of a tumble weed farm.

But, dude…. $36,000 per month! That’s what freedom is all about!