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  •  You still don't seem to understand it (0+ / 0-)
    [Socialism] is now defined as anything that is not done by a for-profit company that got a contract...
    That is essentially what the ACA is!  The "contract" is in the form of the mandate.  The federal government forces people to purchase an overpriced, defective product called "health insurance".  The insurance companies reap enormous profits for a service that has nothing to do with providing health care.  ACA is a right wing economist's wet dream.

    Progressives would have fought the ACA tooth and nail had it not been championed by a nominally democratic president with the fig leaf of a public option.  Had the public option not been dangled before progressives, they probably wouldn't have gotten on board.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 01:32:35 PM PDT

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    •  I suppose I am incredibly stupid, but I was (0+ / 0-)

      not commenting on whether ACA was SOCIALISM or socialism.  You could read my other comments about it.

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 05:12:05 PM PDT

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