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Posted by metapunditedgy in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 11th 2009, 04:53 PM
From a CNN article today:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/11/hea...
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"Some more conservative-leaning Democrats also express concerns that it could be too much government involvement and could put private insurers out of business through unfair competition."
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Did you read that? Oh, no, it might not be "fair" to let the government offer a public option, because the corporations might fail at their own game if they have to compete with gov't option that, you know, prioritizes its customers over profits. (Huh???)

But it's worse than that. "Fairness" now means that we must be careful not to harm corporate interests, because, you know, corporations are people too. And apparently they're MORE F'ING IMPORTANT than us flesh-and-blood people.

I thought "fairness" was a moral concept... these losers seem to think that providing health care for needy people would be immoral because it would take away from the obscene profits of insurance providers.

Can we reclaim the word "fairness" please?
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