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  •  The link to the Michael Lotfi story (8+ / 0-)

    works sporadically.  Here's how the article begins:

    Michael Lotfi was a doctor in training, but no more. He’s quitting. And he blames President Obama, because…Obamacare! After telling us how deep his lifelong commitment to becoming a doctor was, and how deeply in debt he is, he announces that he’s giving up on that precious dream. Why?

    "After quite literally losing my hair from the internal conflict, considering the sunk costs and evaluating different avenues I have decided. I have decided that I believe in the principles of a truly free-market, and I trust the free-market. Because of this deep, internal value system I cannot, with clear conscience, continue on this path. My life has value. Such value cannot be calculated by Washington bureaucrats. I won’t allow it. Only a true free-market can accurately assess the value I am capable of.  Mr President, I’m leaving the medical field. I’m hanging up the white coat. However, let me be clear. You have not won. Unless something “changes”, you’ve lost and will continue to lose. You will fail because you lack principle. Meanwhile, we will succeed because we are born of principle."

    According to the comments, Lotfi "poses in a lab coat and stethoscope, but he isn’t actually a med student. He’s a “political commentator”.... Link

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 07:22:27 AM PDT

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