Willard Romneycare and The Managerial Revolution at National Review
Reading through the Corner at the National Review today, and it is a veritable Newt two-minutes hate!
And so much of it is personal and based on his character. That means, of course, these are qualities that are ingrained and that he can’t change. (Get the message?)
This is the only way that the pro-Romney GOP ESTABLISHMENT can get the conservative base to move towards the liberal Romney who has a record that is hostile to conservatives.
Why the ESTABLISHMENT supports Romney is a matter of speculation, but suffice it to say, he has a lot of money and has been supported by more Wall Street interests than Newt.
Wall Streeters believe in M.A.N.A.G.E.M.E.N.T and if they cannot develop a centrally planned economy (Obamaism), managed from DC that remains friendly to their interests (investment/finance capital) they will settle for one of their own who won’t reform the communitarian economy too much. And who was the first experimental manager for government-run health care? The results being? According to the New England Journal of Medicine:
There is little doubt that the high cost of care in Massachusetts is causing major strains. From 2006 to 2008, the average price of a family insurance premium increased by more than 12%, and premiums increased by about 10% statewide this autumn. If insurance becomes less affordable, the number of people who are exempted from the individual mandate could increase. Some small businesses have reportedly suffered hardships in providing insurance for employees and say that rising premiums could threaten their continued participation. But costs were high before health care reform. In contrast to the state’s approach to expanding coverage, its cost-control strategies have been incremental, and costs must now be seriously addressed.
A conservative reformer supported by Vegas casino interests is too dangerous for Wall Street. They want M.A.N.A.G.E.M.E.N.T. and central planning because somewhere in the darker regions of elitist thought, it is being accepted that growth is no longer desireable or (worse) possible. The jig is up, so the financiers want ever-expanding pools of people to send their money to the financial industry, through government intervention. It seems that they believe that controlling your money (“Under most scenarios, health insurer top-line growth should accelerate.”) is the only way to retain their financial advantage. Ahhh. Top-line growth, just before collapse. Believe it, Willard Romneycare, the crisis manager, who knows how to draw profits from dying entities is being put in place so that financial elites will have a chance at getting theirs just before they escape.
It is ironic that National Review has become the voice of the management class, as James Burnham, who first wrote about The Managerial Revolution as a critique of the New Deal and the growth of executive power, was one of their most prolific original contributors.
It’s all just so sad.