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Comment Re:Not sure it's worth living that long (Score -1, Flamebait) 156

Obama is racist and is making the racial divide dramatically worse.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have both committed treason; you have to go back to Aaron Burr to find a high government official so willing to destroy the government.
It appears that more than half of the country thinks that Hillary's crimes don't matter. That degree of widespread corruption in new.

Comment Re:All these pharma/insurance stories (Score 1) 349

You are distorting the language.
Rationing refers to fixing a portion. In this context it refers to the fixing being done by an external entity, the government. Being limited by what you are willing/able to pay is not rationing, and it is dishonest to claim otherwise.
If you can't afford a Rolls Royce, it's not because of rationing.

Comment Re: All these pharma/insurance stories (Score 1) 349

Obamacare was designed to fail, so that government-controlled healthcare would be inevitable.

Obamacare was sold to the insurance companies as "look at all the money you can grab now" and they fell for it.

Obama hates America, and Obamacare is a major part of his plan to impoverish the country.

Comment Re:Ban drug ad's like most developed nations do! (Score 1) 349

Doctors are not omniscient. The number of drugs and diseases and their interactions is beyond any person's knowing. Take a look at Life Extension magazine, where the citations on a single article frequently exceed 100.

Drug ads bring the attention of consumers and doctors to potentially beneficial products. And they annoy the rest of us.

What's a drug? If you have the wildflower foxglove in your garden is it a drug? Is it a drug when you pick the plant? Are the digitalis-containing leaves a drug? Or is it only a drug when you extract digitalis (digitalin, whatever) from the leaves? These are important questions, because they determine the legality of many innocent actions. The FDA has long attempted the overreach of restricting the production and availability of food and herbal extracts, claiming that those things are drugs and subject to the FDA's powers.

Comment Re:Free market (Score 1) 349

Price fixing protects the poor from abuse by government granted monopolies.

"Price fixing" refers to an agreement in an oligopoly to sell a particular product in a price range. It is illegal in the US, under antitrust laws. Monopolies don't engage in price fixing because there's nobody to make an agreement with.

Price fixing, being an agreement among suppliers, raises prices. In no way does it protect the poor.

Perhaps the phrase you are looking for is price controls, such as the disastrous Nixon policy that led to gasoline shortages in the 1970s.

Comment Re:Logic Says It Should Be Legal (Score 1) 349

The FDA should be defanged. Its only powers should be to measure the weight and purity of foods and drugs, publicize the results, ban the import of impure products and sue the manufacturers and distributors of impure products. No testing for efficacy or safety. The manufacturers of products that are both unsafe and do not have their risks printed clearly on the products should have their responsible employees criminally liable.

That puts liability where it belongs, and eliminates the deadly delays caused by government foot-dragging. Costs come down, lives are saved, and government shrinks. (Note that I said "costs come down", not "prices come down.")

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