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The collar of money
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 1/11/2014 6:54:12 PM

Q: When is bad news good news? A: When it kicks the can down the road. The New York Times gives an example of how this works. (Snip) Once “free money” — the deficit spending Dorfman spoke is introduced like a drug into the voters veins it will prove nearly impossible to withdraw. In the world of demagogues you create failure then you reinforce it because you benefit from failure by demanding more power. The ruin of insurance companies will be used to the same effect that three million labor force dropouts have had. It will “strengthen the Democrats’ hand”

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Examining the internals of the lousy job market, Wretchard discloses that a significant portion of recent job losses are occurring in the health/medical care sector as Obamacare drains the pockets of the insured. Soon it will be clear to all that the unstated purpose of Obamacare is to crash one-sixth of the economy so it can be remade into a massive government entitlement. Some pols for whom socialism is the default economic system deserve to be keelhauled, at least, preferably before they ruin everything.

      


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The collar of money
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/11/2014 6:54:12 PM     Post Reply
Q: When is bad news good news? A: When it kicks the can down the road. The New York Times gives an example of how this works. (Snip) Once “free money” — the deficit spending Dorfman spoke is introduced like a drug into the voters veins it will prove nearly impossible to withdraw. In the world of demagogues you create failure then you reinforce it because you benefit from failure by demanding more power. The ruin of insurance companies will be used to the same effect that three million labor force dropouts have had. It will “strengthen the Democrats’ hand”

   

 

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