Karl Denninger at Market Ticker points out that if health care is a human right, then we should be exporting it to China in the form of a health care tax on Chinese imports:
… then why is it that the Chinese who make all our cheap plastic trash that we allow to be imported here without tariffs don’t get it?
And… shouldn’t we impose tariffs that add up to the cost of said health care – a “Congressionally acceptable package” costing $15,000 a year per worker – to everything that is imported from China until they do?
After all, if it’s a human right, it doesn’t begin and end at our borders, right?
Just an inconvenient little question for Madame Pelosi….
It only makes sense that if we are going to be taxing small businesses and workers in America to provide health care, then in the interest of fair trade we should put tariffs on all imported goods, as well.
The Chinese must be laughing at us all the way to the Politburo.