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Comment Re:Will this be unique to India? (Score 1) 271

The U.S's continuing failure to provide affordable healthcare... blah blah blah

The U.S's continuing failure to provide affordable space flight

The U.S's continuing failure to provide affordable ponies and unicorns

Everything comes from human effort. If you're demanding that such things be produced, you're no better than any other slave owner.

Comment Re:Scientists and doctors.. (Score 1) 271

Pfizer scientists Andrew Bell, David Brown, and Nicholas Terrett originally discovered sildenafil (Viagra) as a treatment for various cardiovascular disorders. -- wikipedia

So, markdavis, nice job of malicious ignorance. Viagra was developed to improve heart health, and you object because it's a cash cow that makes possible more pharmaceutical research.

Comment Re: Or it could be globalism (Score 1) 471

The United States has the third highest general top marginal corporate income tax rate in the world at 39.1 percent, exceeded only by Chad and the United Arab Emirates. http://taxfoundation.org/article/corporate-income-tax-rates-around-world-2014. This makes the US uncompetitive for some new businesses. The historical comparison internal to the US is interesting but not relevant.

Comment Re:Good post, I'd mod you up if I had points (Score 1) 471

"Obama drafted it"
Now that is funny. The ACA was ready to be railroaded through Congress before Obama ever saw it, and the idea that he's read the whole thing is absurd. By his own admission, he's lazy, and the ACA is a huge document. The ACA is the work of many people, such as MIT's arch-villain Jonathan "the public is stupid" Gruber.

Comment Re:Good post, I'd mod you up if I had points (Score 1) 471

"Getting everyone insured"
Didn't happen. By choice, I'm not insured.
Is not a good thing.
---Forcing insurance on everyone is a violation of freedom.
---Insurance is cowardly, and thus immoral.
---Insurance adds a middleman without added value, making health care more expensive.
---Government enforced insurance adds more expense due to paperwork and manpower.
---Government enforced insurance and healthcare adds rules which reduce efficiency.

Government enforced insurance is lose-lose-lose-lose-lose, entirely without benefit.

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