Ann Hits It Out Of The Park Again

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    She is so right about how wrong idiot democrats are about heath insurance........ too bad the imbecile sheep that make up the democwat's constituency won't read it and not get any of the wisdom written. Instead, they will just try to criticize her looks or whatever........ pathetic.

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    Yeah...I'm inclined to think that limiting which HC insurance companies can offer coverage in each state is a bad idea, too.

    But that's state's rights, for you.

    It provides the STATE POLS with the ability to be corrupt, too.
     
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    Her market are extreme rightwing nutjobs, they are the only ones who believe her bullshit. She's burned bridges along the way so whining that Lefties won't read her is a curious complaint.
     
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    Can anyone give an instance of when more competition brought lower prices? Consider walmart's (or Microsoft) monopolistic practices as the contrary position, if there were more competition and fair wages at walmart prices would rise. Take the breakup of the telephone industry, you may have more selection but you sure as hell don't have cheap service. Or consider cheap imported cars or whatnot, cheap wages equal cheap prices, equal cheap junk, equal happy Americans. Solution to all the above: fair prices and reasonable gains, sensible investment and fair wages, now tell me how we do that? Ann is full of her usual simplistic BS.


    "What improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconveniency to the whole. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable." Adam Smith 'The Wealth of Nations,' Book I Chapter VIII
     
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    Do you really believe that? You're totally, completely 100% wrong!

    Thanks to the break up of Ma Bell, not only don't you need a land line anymore, but you can send and receive videos over a wireless network! You can download and upload 10MB files in a few seconds off your WiFi laptop at a cost of pennies!

    Walmart is the best thing that ever happened to retail, they drive down prices and draw in flocks of customers to an area. While I wouldn't want to be a grocer next to a Walmart I had made suggestions about the type of business one might open up next door to a Walmart and do very well. In addition, Walmart employees are taught customer service is the key to the store's success and that education is priceless!

    Microsoft? Stock in MSFT flat-lined 10 years ago and they have a world of trouble ahead of them. They OS is the worst product on the planet and their applications are in the crosshairs of Google. MSFT is a classic example of how competition drives down high margins

    The phone companies are competing with the cable companies and wireless networks for customers, you really thing high prices and crappy services is a winning combination.

    I don't know where Libruls are more fundamentally ignorant: American history or basic real world economics.
     
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    Competition typically pressures competitors to keep prices down in an honestly run free market.

    Until the competitors forge industry alliances to petition the government, of course, then suddenly the competition becomes a mostly a sham.
     
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    WHy do you feel the need to make things up?

    29.95 a month for phone service with no charge for any calls in the US.....

    in 1979 when I was a senior in college with a girlfriend at home 250 miles away, my phone bills were over 150 a month.

    It is not theory that competitioon creates lower prices....it is econ0omic fact.....do you know anything about supply and demand? Increase supply as demand stays the same, prices drop.

    Increase those that supply with no change in demand, supply will increase overnight....prices go down.

    Or, you could simply say "no it wouldnt" to win a debate.
     
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    Free market? There's no such thing and really never has been. A totally free market would be without government controls or strictures whatsoever...which DOESN'T EXIST.

    Competition can bring down prices of course. People undercut each other for business all the time. Wal-mart actually put a pickle company almost out of business by requiring them to bring in a gallon jar of pickles at next to $2 on the price tag.

    What's hilarious is the idea that somehow government competition will kill private insurance. Is that what happened with state-run schools? Uhm no. State schools that are much cheaper didn't run off private universities. That didn't even happen on a high school level. Why? Because if you offer a better product, people will pay more.

    You argue that govt run healthcare will suck? Ok. Great. Then people will use private companies that are better.

    What scares me and always will is Section 102 that seems to funnel us all into the public option over time.
     
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    I see, so forming a monopoly for each individual good/service is the way to go?

    Ed is about right as to what the problem is. You don't see prices falls as much as they should with multiple competitors because there not really competing by the same set of rules.
     
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    While your description of her is accurate this article is actually good if you can get past the liberal insults.
     

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