Posted by: rotenochsen | August 9, 2007


Father of Socialists Karl Marx

While the Democrat candidates for the President bicker with each other. They have at least one thing in common with all other socialists. They advocate socialized medicine, or as one of the participants who appeared on TV, wearing what looked like his older brothers clothes, said during the Bush Bash in Chicago. “I will establish a single payer medical plan for all Americans.”

It seems the great state of my birth is racing to beat the National political aspirants to the punch! Wisconsin has recently passed a bill in their senate that would give health insurance to every person in the state.If passed it will be against the law to buy health insurance from any company outside of Wisconsin,and you can expect amass influx of immigrants from other states who want to get in on the “health insurance” goodies”.

I left Wisconsin, actually I left the Milwaukee area many years ago, because I hated the severely cold winters and even at a young age could see that a City that consistently voted in a socialist mayor was not the place to live.

Despite my animus for the politics of the sate I have remained a loyal Packer fan through good and bad seasons. But I never could quite grasp why the fans wanted to be called “cheese heads”?

Now I know two things for sure. Wisconsin is, or was, a big cheese producing cheese state. That is until the tax burden caused many of the small but better quality cheese producers to close shop.

The other fact is that if the polls taken are correct. The people are 67% behind this “Healthy Wisconsin” bill.Then instead of needing to show their loyalty to the Packers football team, all they need do is expose their heads. They must be filled with cheese not brains!

An article explaining the estimated costs for this socialized medicine scheme follow.
“The Wall Street Journal editorial-page editors are correct in saying that Wisconsin’s universal health care plan is “openly hostile to market incentives that contain costs,” and that the state can “expect to attract health-care free-riders while losing productive workers who leave for less-taxing climes” says news correspondent John Stossel.
“The Wisconsin plan would cost an estimated $15.2 billion, or $3 billion more than the state currently collects in all income, sales and corporate income taxes.
Further, the $15 billion is based on the usual Pollyannaish assumptions such as millions in savings “from putting more emphasis on primary care.”
As usual, most of the new taxes will be imposed on employers, says Stossel.”

Liberals believe money taken from them doesn’t cost anything; rich corporations will simply waste less on lavish perks and excess profits.
But taxes on business are often paid by workers, stockholders and consumers.
Consequently, businesses that can’t pass the taxes on to someone else will close or move out of state.
America needs “Healthy Wisconsin” because the fall of the Soviet Union deprived us of the biggest example of how well socialism works, says Stossel. We need laboratories of failure to demonstrate what socialism is like. All we have now is Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, the U.S. Post Office, and state motor-vehicle departments. It’s not enough. Wisconsin can show the other 49 states what “universal” coverage is like.

Source: John Stossel, “Let Wisconsin Experiment with Socialized Medicine,”, August 8, 2007.



  1. I give you a great deal of credit for actually stating you were born and raised in that Welfare State warped by a University that is pro Marxist/Leninist and a populace that has read too many socialist promoting articles by panderers to Socialism.
    I see your point in identifying with what was once a great state run by moderate thinking people who loved their state and country.But in the post World War II era of prosperity and growth greedy labor unions demanded excessive wages and fringe benefits that noblemen didn’t receive,the University system state wide became overloaded with Marxist idealogues,and in approximately 60 years a great state has become another deposit of faith for the gospel of pure Socialism bordering on state control with these outlandish,left wing, socialist schemes.A cesspool of tax and spend Marxist bureaucrats who are living inside the long decayed minds of their failed predecessor Marx,Lenin,and Stalin.Castro,Chavez,and a few other Communist Revolutionaries must be proud of a few states rapidly following their examples.”Cheeseheads” is right on the money in describing that Socialist dominated state.
    This comment sent to my email today,gww

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