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Friday, August 07, 2009

Yet Another Reason to Be Suspicious of Health-Care Reform

The speed at which we're expected to approve of a change this far reaching looks suspicious. Usually, demands to DO SOMETHING NOW come from frightware virus writers and similar frauds. I'm reminded of the following Stephen Colbert quote:

Right! We have to give unchecked financial power to the President and his appointees now to implement a plan that no one understands. (Especially the President and his appointees) Then later, much later, when the crisis is either over or far, far worse, there will be plenty of time to decide if this plan was a good idea, if we could review the actions of the Secretary, which we can't. (Hindsight if $2020 billion) The point is this is one of the most important, irrevocable economics decisions we will ever make. Let's make it in a state of panic.

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