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Friday, March 10, 2017

Quote du Jour: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

From the Republicans' Policy Genius and all-around knight in shining armor, as relayed by Charles Pierce:

Paul Ryan said that insurance cannot work if healthy people have to pay more to subsidize the sick.
(Emphasis in original.)

And of course, that is how insurance works. That is how it's designed to work. That's the whole theory behind insurance.

Yeah, I believe he said that. Remember, this is the man who drew up a federal budget in which the numbers didn't add up. Amd now you know why the Republican "replacement" for the ACA is such a pile of doodoo. (I mean, aside from the fact that the Party of the Rich and Greedy drafted it.)

Via Digby.

For a fairly succinct summary of the mess, see this post at Mahablog.


Pieter said...

This is a man whose college degree is . . . wait for it . . . in economics and poli sci. Guess which part of his studies he obviously skimped.

Hunter said...

Based on the budgets he's been responsible for in the past, I'd say "Arithmetic."