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  •  "Privatize the gains, socialize the losses." (14+ / 0-)

    Laura Clawson's post about Anthony Gardner's observations on Romney / Bain included a quotation that is a true gem, getting at an essential truth about not only Romney's but the GOP's skewed relationship to what they call socialism:

    When some of the investments went bad, workers and creditors felt most of the pain. Romney privatized the gains and socialized the losses.
    The GOP isn't opposed to government funding of public-private initiatives, so long as corporate vultures are poised to clutch all of the gains and, when they fail, to foist losses onto the public. The (predictable) red-baiting rhetoric simply reveals the distance between how they pander to their batshit base on the one hand (the political utility of "Eek! Commies!") and how they're delighted to reap profits, but not losses, from government-private partnerships. It's a "quirk"...

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:59:55 AM PDT

    •  I stirred em up on facebook with Gardner's post, (2+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, angry marmot

      nicked from LC.

      How did Supreme Court decision ACA help the 23 million still uncovered? Ask the 18,000 Doctors of PNHP -- they're not waiting, FORWARD now to pass H.R. 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act .

      by divineorder on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 06:51:46 PM PDT

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