What Diversity?

Aaron Gee
Liberals, or as they refer to themselves now, "progressives", have been pushing diversity in America for years.  The people of the United States have been told that diversity is good in all things from the economic marketplace to ideas. Now that more progressives than ever inhabit the House, Senate, and the White House, one would think that the Democrats would be working harder than ever to promote the diversity they claim to cherish.  


After all the liberal screaming during the Bush years that "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" and the need to have "diverse ideas heard", the market place of ideas is the first place one would logically think that the Democratic party would start expanding diversity.  Instead of listening to diverse voices as we were promised during the campaign, America got a White house that declared war on those voices.  Obama's famous answer to congresspeople asking for more diversity in the stimulus package was "I won", no non leftist ideas need apply to stimulus spending.  From Rush Libaugh, and Fox News, to the cajoling of other networks, no criticism of Obama or Democrats allowed. Diversity of opinion is an ideal that was discarded as soon as an election is over, an empty talking point that is trotted out to cover the most partisan Government this country has seen in decades.  


Instead of promoting diversity in the marketplace the Obama administration moves to have government take over more of the economy.  From college loans to healthcare, the government plans to increase it's market share.  Democrats pay lip service to the idea of a free and fair marketplace, while crafting legislation that destroys it with disastrous results.

- Medicare/Medicaid currently represents 46% of all health care dollars spent.  The payments made to health care providers by Medicare/Medicaid do not cover the costs of the care provided.  The difference is made up by other customers, raising the price of both medical care and insurance.  Now we're told that insurance, and medical costs are too high.  The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the largest demographic in the US is not only growing older, but are also now, by law, Medicare recipients.

- The Community Re-investment act turned financially sound lending practices on it's ear, and actually forced lending institutions to make bad loans.  The number of bad loans were driven by an over regulated marketplace and bad law.  The problem was exacerbated by radical groups like Acorn's that targeted banks that hadn't issued enough loans to the "right" kind of people.  The making of bad loans and the later securitizing of those loans was what lead to the economic melt down.

When the over regulated, tightly controlled market eventually fails, progressives claim the only fix is more regulation, and more government control.   Instead of diversity in the market place, liberal progressives want only one provider - the Federal Government.  

 

From the CRA to Healthcare we are told that the reason that the government must enter the market is that the market "isn't fair". Progressives don't like a competitive market place because in such a system some companies and some people don't do as well as others.  The rabid progressive believes we should all have an equal outcome, regardless of our skills, lifestyles, hard work, and natural ability.  

 

The reason Progressives don't like their ideas challenged is that liberals think they know what's best for us, if we would only listen.  What progressives haven't learned is that it doesn't matter if you study politics or markets - a lack of diversity in either of those fields means one thing -- tyranny. 

Liberals, or as they refer to themselves now, "progressives", have been pushing diversity in America for years.  The people of the United States have been told that diversity is good in all things from the economic marketplace to ideas. Now that more progressives than ever inhabit the House, Senate, and the White House, one would think that the Democrats would be working harder than ever to promote the diversity they claim to cherish.  


After all the liberal screaming during the Bush years that "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" and the need to have "diverse ideas heard", the market place of ideas is the first place one would logically think that the Democratic party would start expanding diversity.  Instead of listening to diverse voices as we were promised during the campaign, America got a White house that declared war on those voices.  Obama's famous answer to congresspeople asking for more diversity in the stimulus package was "I won", no non leftist ideas need apply to stimulus spending.  From Rush Libaugh, and Fox News, to the cajoling of other networks, no criticism of Obama or Democrats allowed. Diversity of opinion is an ideal that was discarded as soon as an election is over, an empty talking point that is trotted out to cover the most partisan Government this country has seen in decades.  


Instead of promoting diversity in the marketplace the Obama administration moves to have government take over more of the economy.  From college loans to healthcare, the government plans to increase it's market share.  Democrats pay lip service to the idea of a free and fair marketplace, while crafting legislation that destroys it with disastrous results.

- Medicare/Medicaid currently represents 46% of all health care dollars spent.  The payments made to health care providers by Medicare/Medicaid do not cover the costs of the care provided.  The difference is made up by other customers, raising the price of both medical care and insurance.  Now we're told that insurance, and medical costs are too high.  The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the largest demographic in the US is not only growing older, but are also now, by law, Medicare recipients.

- The Community Re-investment act turned financially sound lending practices on it's ear, and actually forced lending institutions to make bad loans.  The number of bad loans were driven by an over regulated marketplace and bad law.  The problem was exacerbated by radical groups like Acorn's that targeted banks that hadn't issued enough loans to the "right" kind of people.  The making of bad loans and the later securitizing of those loans was what lead to the economic melt down.

When the over regulated, tightly controlled market eventually fails, progressives claim the only fix is more regulation, and more government control.   Instead of diversity in the market place, liberal progressives want only one provider - the Federal Government.  

 

From the CRA to Healthcare we are told that the reason that the government must enter the market is that the market "isn't fair". Progressives don't like a competitive market place because in such a system some companies and some people don't do as well as others.  The rabid progressive believes we should all have an equal outcome, regardless of our skills, lifestyles, hard work, and natural ability.  

 

The reason Progressives don't like their ideas challenged is that liberals think they know what's best for us, if we would only listen.  What progressives haven't learned is that it doesn't matter if you study politics or markets - a lack of diversity in either of those fields means one thing -- tyranny.