Thursday, January 31, 2013

Digging Bunkers

An Alabama man spends years digging a doomsday bunker. When things go south in his life, he kills a school bus driver, kidnaps an innocent child then holds him hostage in the bunker.

Sadly, this unfolding drama is a very good analogy for the way that Republicans went about the health care debate.

The free market is better suited for providing health care than a socialized market. If a group engaged in an open conversation about free market health care, the forces of liberty would have won the day.

Instead, the conservative movement took on a bunker mentality. Republicans actively shut down all attempts at discussing alternative to PPACA, and when political dust clears, we are left with a health care system that is severely worse and unjust than the dysfunctional system we had before.

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