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  •  except that no one is going to accept (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    the argument that people should be left to die. Thus the first concession is exactly that, that 'something' must be done.

    After that it's incredibly easy to put enough facts forward showing that in generally some sort of competition from the government is instrumental in keeping costs down.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 03:50:32 PM PDT

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    •  I don't share your optimism (2+ / 0-)
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      YOYO (You're On Your Own) is a firmly established attitude in the US. Remember the raw-throated glee with which Ron Paul supporters yelled their approval at the hypothetical situation of someone dying after not buying insurance because they didn't think they'd need it?

      •  it's not optimism it's experience (0+ / 0-)

        I've yet to see someone fully argue YOYO outside of nut bag libertarians and well see the nut bag part.

        They're not a majority, hell they're not even a majority of the minority.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 11:05:04 PM PDT

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