A curiosity

Compare the relative ease with which a Democratic Congress and a Republican president passed a $700 billion bailout for failed Wall Street investment firms with how difficult it appears to be for a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president to pass a healthcare proposal many Democrats campaigned on.

What does that tell you about the interests the government serves? Discuss.

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A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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4 Responses to A curiosity

  1. tgs says:

    Or consider the GWOT. How many hundreds of billions have we dropped into that black hole.How many Americans have died on American soil via terrorism since 2001?How many as a direct result of our insane health care system.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think you mean 700 billion.

  3. Thanks for the correction, though in my defense I was likely thinking of the infamous $700 Wall Street bailout of 1794. That was a lot of money back then.

  4. Lew Scannon says:

    We have exactly the health care system our corporate masters want us to have, and nothing more. What better way (besides a war, I mean) to clear the planet of useless eaters.

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