Thursday, October 08, 2009

Opt-out mania:

There's been talk about including an opt-out provision in the health care bill. That would probably mean that red states, largely in the south, would exit the system. It would mean more hardship and misery, but that's apparently what they want. Certainly lots of Dixie Republicans do.

But why stop there? Why not allow red states to opt-out of health and safety regulations as well? No FDA certification of drugs. No inspection of food (especially ground beef). Let the free market do its magic.

Sounds like an excellent idea. Not only does it address states' rights concerns, but it will allow the blue states to become more like Europe, Canada, and Japan. And the red states will be more like the free market paradises found in Paraguay or the plantation economies of old.


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