07 September 2007


Well, it’s Friday afternoon and the phone isn’t vibrating in my pocket with calls from the rumor mills of Mayami.. That’s a shame because I kind of enjoyed the buzz.

What there is a buzz about today, however, is tonight’s 20/20 in which John Stossel is going to take BIG, Bad Michael Moore to task for his truth challenged segment on Cuban healthcare from his documentary Sicko.

What Cuba has is a HealthPropagandaCare system. The best ever.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s say Castro did in fact create the best healthcare in the World. Well, since it’s Cubans, in the Galaxy. No. IN THE UNIVERSE. Let’s call it umm….CastroCare..Free..

Let’s do a quick little analysis of the hidden costs of CatroCare:

Would you trade your right to sue a doctor for free healthcare?

Would you take a 96% pay cut in order to have free healthcare?

Would you give up ALL your first amendment rights in order to get a “free” appendectomy?

Would you let the state choose your vocation for a few “free” fillings?

Would you give up your right to travel freely to the destination of your choice for “free” checkups?

Would you give up your right to go to a supermarket and buy whatever food you wanted and could afford for the rationed cards that go along with CastroCare?

OK. I’ll stop. Anyone who doesn’t get the point by now, can’t get on a webpage anyway.

Even if CastroCare was the best healthcare system in the Universe, which it isn’t, the cost is too high. Only a fool or a Marxist (I know, that’s a redundant statement) would opt for such a system.

CastroCare is not free. It is one of the most expensive systems in the world because it has been financed with nearly fifty years worth of the blood, the sweat, the tears and the dignity of the Cuban people. And the only thing that carries that high of a price tag is freedom-which is the one thing that doesn’t exist in Cuba.


Marta said...

THIS is exactly why I love reading this blog.
You are one of the smartest people I know.

Amy said...

Estoy de acuerdo!

Now all we need are the lyrics to a Blood, Sweat, and Tears song . . . ;-)

Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

How about these lyrics?

What goes up must come down.
Spinning wheel got to go round.
Drop all your troubles by the river side.
Ride a painted pony on the spinning wheel ride.

El Gusano said...

thank you , guys

Fantomas said...

Se la comio Jorge , vamos a ver que dice el granma mañana sabado