Joe Klein reported in September:
Following the lead of his buddy, and probable Secretary of the Treasury, Phil Gramm, McCain has been a vehement deregulator. Here is the deathless quote: “Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.”
State capitalism is brought to you by neo-con Republicans and docile Democrats. We have recieved maybe a few hundred to a couple thousand in rebates, borrowed from us, and have just been billed seven thousand or so a person for this current catastrophe.
Check your savings or retirement account and subtract a bit over $7,000. If you do not blink, do you still want to vote for the people who brought you government ownership of financial companies? Secretary of the Treasury Phil Gramm?
[Show of hands of all those who want Phil Gramm to have unfettered, uncontested use of that $700B for 20 months?? – klh]