5/25/2012

HOW PUBLIC HEALTH CARE WORKS (DOESN'T WORK) IN ITALY



Obamacare is one of the most controversial piece of legislation approved by this administration. It actually introduce the concept of public health care run by the government.
In Europe this form of health care is very common, such as in UK, Italy, Spain or France. For example we'll talk about the system is currently adopted in Italy.
Over there the government collects money from tax revenue and pays the majority of the health care costs for the taxpayers. A small "ticket" is paid by the patients whenever they need assistance (it usually goes from $20 up to $100 or more).
The problem is that the government has to deal with massive corruption among the regional hospital managers and an impressive debt. Moreover the people has to face the unsustainable waiting times for any exam except for the blood tests.
It simply goes like this: 
let's suppose somebody needs to undergo a gastroscopy for some kind of stomach pain. This person has two possibilities:

  1. wait 12-18 months for the public service
  2. pay $300-400 and go private
So you have to pay taxes for the public health care and you have to pay a second time the private hospitals if you don't want to die while waiting for your exam.
The interesting thing is that some doctors work both in public and private structures. Of course they encourage their patients to pay for private cures and have decent services because like that they get more money (I want to remark that not all doctors act like that). Now, that's how it works in Italy, and I personally know it. 

The public health care is the best thing you can imagine only until you realize how it really works.

5/22/2012

ECONOMIC RECOVERY VS TAXES

 
In 1937, while the USA were recovering from the Great Depression, Pres Roosevelt decided to introduce the payroll tax creating a situation of instability. This lead to a crisis within the crisis, with higher unemployment, massive drop from the labour force, decline in wages and personal income, especially for the poor.
Any thinking American can conclude that was one of the worst mistakes made by a government.

Now, how come president Obama is so stupid to propose and promote higher taxes in such a delicate moment, risking to destroy this miserable recovery?



The answer is as easy as the question: he is not stupid or ignorant, he is a liar. It's all about politics, campaigning all the time and promoting dangerous and clueless actions only for political convenience.

5/13/2012

RENEWABLE SOURCES ARE NOT THE ANSWER

One of the most important INPUTS a business needs is ENERGY. Energy is used for every kind of productive process, and every business needs it.

With the economic crisis we are facing now the government should promote policies to lower energy prices, making it easier for small businesses to get the energy they need. 
This administration is not working in that direction as the Energy Secretary Steven Chu stated before Congress on Feb-28th. "This administration is not working to lower the cost of oil and gas but to get us off of fossil fuels".

The daily energy demand profile is showed on the picture and you can see that the lower part, which is the basic demand is about constant during the day.
That's why the largest part of the energy production has to come from a safe source such as coal, nuclear or oil. This amount of energy guarantees the demand for big industries, small businesses and every kind of productive process.
The other energy sources such as the renewable ones must provide the energy for daily or periodic peaks in consumption.
The solar energy is not intended to provide energy for the basic demand. Trying to push renewable sources as a major source is illogical and illusory for two reasons:
  • renewable sources are not reliable because they depend on weather, temperature, wind, geographic position, etc...(can you imagine if an industry should stop production because of a cloudy or rainy day??)
  • moreover renewable sources introduce the concept of distribute production which is more difficult to manage than the centralized one.
Before talking about getting independent from fossil fuels you must find out another source as effective and reliable as coal or oil. Renewable energy is not able to meet our necessities.
We must conclude that anybody who denies it is an ignorant or a liar.

5/08/2012

NOW IT'S OUR TURN

The sun will rise again.

I am very excited about this election. We have a great opportunity, not only of defeating Barack Obama, but to change this Country and bring back our fundamental values. 
We must focus on how to work for a better Nation, learning from the past Presidents and past mistakes.

This time we are not going to fail,
America cannot afford it.

5/02/2012

FUNNY

Even Obama's logo is politicizing the Bin Laden Operation!