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The Republican Magical Mystery Privatization Tour

The Republican Magical Mystery Privatization Tour

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong – HL Menken

If you wonder why after 8 years the Republicans didn’t have a better solution to the Affordable Care Act, it’s because they did have a solution.

Apparently Republicans have 2 solutions for every problem:

  1. Smaller Government with less regulations
    and
  2. Privatize it!

They think that just by privatizing something with complex problems, the free hand of the market will magically solve and optimize them.

However this is not true.  And if you listen carefully, this is their solution to everything instead of defining objectives and using smart policies to meet them.

Privatize to Optimize

Need better health care? Privatize it!
Need better schools? Privatize it!
Need a better voting system? Privatize it!
Need better infrastructure? Privatize it!
Need a better military? Privatize it! (Blackwater/Halliburton/Brown and Root)

… They’ve got everything you need

The Republican Magical Mystery Privatization Tour
The Magical Mystery Tour

Roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up Satisfaction guaranteed

…The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away
Coming to take you away
The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away
Dying to take you away, take you today – The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

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The 6 Reasons Republicans Don’t Like Affordable Health Care

The 6 Reasons Republicans Don’t Like Affordable Health Care

Personally, as an independent business owner, the ACA helped me and my family.  I’m from Massachusetts and a few years ago I shopped for health insurance and heard that in S Carolina it cost 1/3 as much. I wondered how that could be. Found out it was because their policies didn’t cover much – if you got sick, they dropped you and they had low maximum payouts. Massachusetts had regulations that were practical and protected buyers.

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