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Rose Siding

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Ok I think we may have reached the edge of the crazy

End Obamacare, and people could die. Thatís okay.
We make such trade-offs all the time.



Seriously. That's the headline of an op-ed in the Washington Post


The author is a resident scholar at AEI, a preeminant GOP think tank. Forgive the misnomer.

Say conservatives have their way with Obamacare, and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017. Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of Obamacareís beneficiaries may die....

...If these are the stakes, many liberals argue, then ending Obamacare is immoral.

Except, itís not.

In a world of scarce resources, a slightly higher mortality rate is an acceptable price to pay for certain goals



When this kind of naked economic amorality is floated, we should probably take notice.

Republican incubators of thought; You can't live with 'em. You can only live without 'em
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