I'm sure everyone has heard by now that Romney said, "I like to fire people." Naturally, there is a context for this remark, which makes perfect sense, not that any talking heads are doing such a thing. While they erroneously apply this to his profession, he actually said, "I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me."
Ah ha! He was talking about services, such as health insurance! Ann Coulter took off running with this topic yesterday. She talked all about the inefficiencies in government jobs, such as the DMV, and the fraud and abuse that occur in them, without replacing offending government workers or being unable to fire them because of union laws. The conclusion I quote for you because it's priceless:
"These are the people who are going to be controlling your access to medical services if Obamacare isn't repealed. There will be only one insurance provider, and you won't be able to switch, even if the service is lousy (and it will be).
"Obamacare employees will spend their days surfing pornography, instead of approving your heart operation. They can steal from you and even physically assault you. And they can never be fired.
"That's one gargantuan difference with "Romneycare" right there: If you don't like what your insurer is doing in Massachusetts, you can get a new one.
"Now, wouldn't you like to be able to fire people who provide services to you?"
I know some will argue that private insurance is still an option with Obamacare. I caution you. This is only temporary. Obamacare is specifically and carefully set up to drive insurance companies out of business by requiring coverage of expensive optional procedures such as sex changes, abortions, etc. as well as delivering steep fines for the slightest infraction against the 2000-page law, and thus the premiums go up for these insurance companies and thus the businesses can't afford to use them anymore and hire contract workers instead and eventually HMOs are choked out of a profit and go bankrupt. At which point we will all have to turn to Uncle Sam whether we like it or not.
Rush Limbaugh had a great point the other day: he said shouldn't we be looking for a president who likes to fire people to cut the government down to size?