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14 years ago @ Big Government - Saturday Open Thread: ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Jeffrey S.Flier, Dean of the Harvard School of Medicine

"Our health-care system suffers from problems of cost, access and quality, and needs major reform. Tax policy drives employment-based insurance; this begets overinsurance and drives costs upward while creating inequities for the unemployed and self-employed. A regulatory morass limits innovation. And deep flaws in Medicare and Medicaid drive spending without optimizing care."

Does Harry's bill address ANY of that?

14 years ago @ Big Government - Pelosi Health Care Bil... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well isn't that why they make them so gigantic? Who has time to read it? Not even the people we pay to read bills have the time between their coddling of special interests and engaging in immoral activities.

Time for a purge, indeed.

14 years ago @ KRUGMAN WATCH - "Costs and Compassion"... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think you got the verb correct: distributed. Conservatives usually say the Left wants to redistribute wealth, as if wealth was distributed in the first place. Wealth isn't distributed to the wealthy. They create it. Redistribution implies wealth always existed or government created it. But governments have no interest in creating wealth, except to tax it. Or as Obama would call it (overseas) "Skimming off the top"