Friday, June 29, 2012

Recommended Reading

Since yesterday's Affordable Care Act goings-on, it's been amusing/depressing to see the "I'm moving to Canada!" stuff flit across my Facebook feed by folks upset by the decision. I never cease to be baffled by those who stand to benefit the most from the law's passage happily trotting out partisan talking points against it. This is something Paul Krugman nicely encapsulates:
...what was and is really striking about the anti-reformers is their cruelty. It would be one thing if, at any point, they had offered any hint of an alternative proposal to help Americans with pre-existing conditions, Americans who simply can’t afford expensive individual insurance, Americans who lose coverage along with their jobs. But it has long been obvious that the opposition’s goal is simply to kill reform, never mind the human consequences.
Frightening, but, if yesterday's reactions are any indication, apparently true. Read the rest from Krugman here.

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