"A socialized health care plan modeled after the French plan will help about 52% of Americans. They are both blind and deaf."
Heh. Reminds me of a Lovecraft short story. I think it was called "Deaf, dumb and blind".
"PS: Log-in would not work for me today."
Damn, sorry about that. I must investigate that issue, as you are the second one reporting trouble with the login in too short of a time span for this to be accidental. Bloody web software will be the end of me.
"And once government health care's in place the game's over: Socialized medicine redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in all the wrong ways, and, if you cross that bridge, it's all but impossible to go back."
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