Not the Right Way to Make Your Point

Right vs. WrongThis last Friday, two days before the vote on Obamacare, bricks were thrown through the windows of the Niagara Falls office of Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and the Rochester offices of the Democratic Party of New York.

At about 2:40am Monday morning, just after the passage of Obamacare, the windows of the Tuscon office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) were broken.

Undoubtedly, some will argue that this is unrelated to the vote on Obamacare and its vast negative effects on our economy. Nonsense. This is absolutely related to the Obamacare issue.

Listen, although it’s surely not the best way to stimulate the economy, I concede that the money that we will now be forced to spend on health care insurance will stimulate the health insurance industry. But I can’t support these actions of vandalism. I realize that the Keynesians may want to make an object lesson of the parable of the broken window, but now is not the time.

First, the money we spend on ‘fixing the broken window’ (or on health insurance) could be more effective in stimulating the economy in other ways. And second, these acts of vandalism might be wrongly blamed on Conservatives. That is ridiculous, and I can prove it in one statement: there are no Conservative Keynesians. Quod erat demonstrandum.

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