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    zapus

    this is just another example of the "financialization" of everything mentality.  All that matters are the financial bottom lines (or less than bottom lines on the rest of the budget).  

    If the numbers work, then its a good thing, regardless of what those numbers actually stand for, or what they produce or make possible down the line.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 06:32:26 PM PDT

    •  Beyond that, if we keep it honest financially, (0+ / 0-)

      a big time loser for everybody to lose the subsidy. Working folks lose their health insurance, health insurance companies lose the income, local hospitals lose the reimbursements, and ...

      Oh yeah. The rich pay just a tiny bit less taxes.

      But the rich get to die unexpectedly of some yet to be named virus or bacterial infection carried by one of their servants, so there is that!

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