Good piece Mat. I can already hear the campaign ads now as Haley touts lowering the state's unemployment rate. So many around here will fall for it. Facts never seem to make it through the right-wing bubble. My new entertainment is watching the local politicians running for Tim Scott's seat as they try to prove who is more conservative. I don't know who to vote for, the "proven conservative" or the "real conservative". Tough decision.
I love it when conservatives site the growing pie analogy. Completely oblivious to the fact that economics is, at its core, the study of scarcity. They ought to put down the copy of "Atlas Shrugged" and pickup a macroeconomics textbook some time and learn something new. May discover John Maynard Keynes didn't actually have horns and a tail as our astute Republican politicians seem to believe.
How about commentary from Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont:
"In my view, while the Affordable Care Act is an important step in the right direction and I am glad that the Supreme Court upheld it, we ultimately need to do better. If we are serious about providing high-quality, affordable healthcare as a right, not a privilege, the real solution to America's health care crisis is a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Until then, we will remain the only major nation that does not provide health care for every man, woman and child as a right of citizenship.
I am proud that Vermont is making steady progress toward implementing a single-payer system. I hope our state will be a model to show the rest of the nation how to provide better care at less cost to more people."
No surprise really, the do-nothing Republicans refuse to fix anything. Unless of course it is a fake problem they can create out of thin air and then pass legislation (written by their puppet master ALEC) to act like they are actually doing something productive.
Amen Julian. Lord, Beck, and the rest of the flat earth society are as paranoid as they are delusional.
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