Ah, Thursday…. which was, in Cali, champagne Thursday. Everywhere, it’s Ann Day: the day that Miss Coulter’s column comes out. Her newest is on the “crisis” affecting health care in America – i.e. “doctors are getting paid too much.” It’s Ayn Rand meets the medical profession:
It’s only a matter of time before the best and brightest students forget about medical school and go to law school instead. How long can a society based on suing the productive last?
Er, that’s what this elephant did – she didn’t want to be sued for spend her life training to be sued. Or, as Ann said,
Doctors graduate at the top of their classes at college and then spend nearly a decade in grueling work at medical schools. Most doctors don’t make a dime until they’re in their early 30s, just in time to start paying off their six-figure student loans by saving people’s lives. They have 10 times the IQ of trial lawyers and 1,000 times the character. Yeah, let’s go after those guys. On to nuns next!
(Heaven forbid someone look at the “nun” comment and take it as a suggestion. These are the folks who think that 1984 is a how-to guide.) Ann quoted a letter to the editor at the NYT:
Ray Groves wrote: “Last week, I had the annual checkup for my 2000 Taurus. I paid $95 per hour for much needed body work. Next month, when I have my own annual physical, I expect and hope to pay a much higher rate to my primary care internist, who has spent a significant portion of his life training to achieve his position of responsibility.”
Liberals don’t just want a “living wage” for those on the left-hand side of the earning curve; they want a maximum wage for those on the right-hand side. One must wonder if they want a bell curve in earnings at all, or simply a uniform wage, irrespective of worth of work, intellectual capacity, education, and effort.