Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Jail Time Is Very Fair for Those Without Health-Insurance ~ Nancy Pelosi (or, Statism Always Comes with Handcuffs)

Here is the question I have:

  • If conservatives and libertarians refuse, out of principle, not to get health-care and many of them [us] are imprisoned for any length of time, who pays for their health insurance while in custody?

Isn't this "placing the burden on others" still?  It would be in fact the Federal Government mandating "burden on others" (watch the video for connection to this quote and Pelosi).

 (HotAir h/t)

It’s very fair to send people who disregard the federal mandate to buy health insurance to prison, Nancy Pelosi says, because otherwise they’ll assault citizens … with a bill for medical services … or something. Apparently, the occasionally unhealthy have become such a security risk that we need to imprison them for opting to pay their own way. Infidels Are Cool has the key exchange:

... If nothing else, it reminds us that statism always comes with handcuffs, and those cuffs always get explained by either fairness or patriotism. In this case, Pelosi uses both.