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Aug 27, 2004 1:01 pm


Metaphor Is Also a Refuge for Scoundrels



From Paul Krugman’s column today in the New York Times:

“What we need, according to [John Kerry’s view of the country’s health-care problems], is for the government to assume more of the risk….”

Translation: Far heavier tax burdens should be imposed by threat of violence on the most productive people in the country, the very ones who do most of the saving and investing, that is, the financing of life-saving and life-enhancing goods and services.

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