Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Conservative meets free market. Whines.

Over at the Corner:
Christmas Present [John Derbyshire]
My health insurer has just notified me, in a brief form letter, that my monthly premiums are to rise from $472.33 to $857.00 on January 1st. That's an increase of 81 percent. ***E*I*G*H*T*Y*-*O*N*E* *P*E*R*C*E*N*T*** Can they do that? I called them. They sound pretty confident they can. Ye gods!
Oh, and did I mention he's made fun of Democrats' suggestions that kids ought to have health insurance in the world's only superpower?

7 Comments:

Blogger jhaygood said...

just discovered your blog from your stint over at unclaimed territory. a great find with a unique point of view...

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Moustache Frank said...

I'm with jhaygood. Saw your posts at Unclaimed Terroritory and thought, "Hey! Good stuff!"

Anyway, yeah, I love it when conservatives whine about the free market. That's what I think every time they start grousing about the corruption of our culture--gangsta rap, violent video games, pornography, movies and TV shows that use the dreaded "F" word, Janet Jackson's nipple, whatever it is at the moment. They have a hard time reconciling their reverence for the free market with the observable fact that there's a ton of money to be made peddling sex and violence.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

Thank you both.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Tennessean said...

Me Three. Thanks Nitpicker, your comments at Glen's blog are great, and your insights here are wonderful. Consider yourself bookmarked. The Derbyshire comments are "priceless." Wait until he files a claim and they cancel him altogether. Welcome to the real world, John. Now, aren't you glad you cut Hillary's health-care-initiative off at the pass eons ago? And, this is how corporate insurance repays you for your efforts? Ingrates. Rush and crew are still bragging about that one. Her health initiative was a "dismal failure" in their words. But, the Republicans killed it. That's the only failed thing about it. So, basically Derbyshire will reap the whirlwind along with 98% of the rest of us.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so nice that your parents got on-line and can finally read you "unique point of view"...

12:40 PM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

Heh.

1:30 PM  
Blogger creature said...

Me too. Nice job and congrats on the guest stint.

2:46 PM  

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