James Lewis:'First, do some harm - Then, exploit the crisis'

Frequent AT contributor James Lewis has a brilliant piece featured in today's Pajamas Media where he identifies the main reason why Obama and Congress should have no business trying to reform health care.

They're ignoramuses about science:

Obama is a product of the non-scientific academic world, where Marxist pseudo-philosophy is popular, as long as the colleges themselves can live off the fat of the (capitalist) land. Our academics are revolutionaries who never take a personal risk, just like our Democrats. That's why the philosophy behind Obama's Marxoid takeover of our health care seems to be:

Who cares if we do harm? We'll fix it later! If it's politically convenient! Whatever we do cannot hurt the apparatchiks, the ruling elite, who will have their own medical system.

Congress and federal bureaucrats will keep their current insurance plans. Academics will keep their tenure and their soft lifestyle at the expense of taxpayers. It'll be a two-layered system straight out of Soviet Moscow: the nomenklatura versus the workers.

ObamaCare is really, really cheap compared to that one billion dollars for testing a single drug. The cost of testing and developing HR 3200, the current and ever-changing plan for ObamaCare, is zerodollars - because no testing and development has ever been done on more than 1,000 complicated pages. The bill has been thrown together in back-room deals between lobbyists and staffers in Congress. It's like a hugely complex computer program that's never been tested to see if it will run.

How likely is it to work? It won't, which is why there will be tens of thousands of pages of regulations. And if it runs, how likely is it to make one-sixth of the U.S. economy cheaper and better, as Obama claims?

This is the ultimate snake oil.

Written from the perspective of a scientist, and in Lewis' inimitable style, James hammers Obama and his crew relentlessly for their ignorance and hubris.

Read the whole magnificent thing.



Frequent AT contributor James Lewis has a brilliant piece featured in today's Pajamas Media where he identifies the main reason why Obama and Congress should have no business trying to reform health care.

They're ignoramuses about science:

Obama is a product of the non-scientific academic world, where Marxist pseudo-philosophy is popular, as long as the colleges themselves can live off the fat of the (capitalist) land. Our academics are revolutionaries who never take a personal risk, just like our Democrats. That's why the philosophy behind Obama's Marxoid takeover of our health care seems to be:

Who cares if we do harm? We'll fix it later! If it's politically convenient! Whatever we do cannot hurt the apparatchiks, the ruling elite, who will have their own medical system.

Congress and federal bureaucrats will keep their current insurance plans. Academics will keep their tenure and their soft lifestyle at the expense of taxpayers. It'll be a two-layered system straight out of Soviet Moscow: the nomenklatura versus the workers.

ObamaCare is really, really cheap compared to that one billion dollars for testing a single drug. The cost of testing and developing HR 3200, the current and ever-changing plan for ObamaCare, is zerodollars - because no testing and development has ever been done on more than 1,000 complicated pages. The bill has been thrown together in back-room deals between lobbyists and staffers in Congress. It's like a hugely complex computer program that's never been tested to see if it will run.

How likely is it to work? It won't, which is why there will be tens of thousands of pages of regulations. And if it runs, how likely is it to make one-sixth of the U.S. economy cheaper and better, as Obama claims?

This is the ultimate snake oil.

Written from the perspective of a scientist, and in Lewis' inimitable style, James hammers Obama and his crew relentlessly for their ignorance and hubris.

Read the whole magnificent thing.