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  •  Not a good argument. Get out your pencil (2+ / 0-)
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    RustyCannon, polar bear

    and write down those two numbers with all the zeros.

          $7,800,000,000
    $2,200,000,000,000

    You'll see that it is not $7.80 out of $2.2 million.  It is $7.80 out of $2,200.00.

    Also, the $2.2 trillion includes the $7.8 billion, so your method saves nothing, but just pays it out of taxes rather than through premiums.

    I see no reason for these companies to be guaranteed this amount of profit.  We'd do better with legislation that precludes fees paid to lobbyists or PAC contributions from being deductible items.  Let these companies pay for these things out of their obscene profits.

    I'd like to see K Street shut down.

    •  Heh (1+ / 0-)
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      WiddieDawg

      You're right about the numbers, as I acknowledge in my (embarrassed) comment just above, posted 59 seconds before yours.

      Other than that, my original comment was snark, intended to make a point. Sorry that wasn't clear.

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