Never Mind

Government"s Idea for HealthcareIn days long past on Saturday Night Live,  Gilda Radner played the part of a ranting TV news reporter. Her co-anchors watched  her in puzzlement.  At the end of  her piece, the anchors would tell her the facts were  all wrong.  She would look at them sheepishly, and  say “never mind.”

That is exactly the way I feel about my last post  “They Just Don’t Get It.” I went off on a rant, and in my fever got lost in the argument. I made a huge mistake in math. My argument was that the government could buy health insurance for the forty seven million uninsured from the private sector for forty seven million dollars. Great deal, right?  Wrong. I was off by a factor of ten thousand. The cost wouldn’t be forty seven million it would be more like four hundred and seventy billion. A big difference.

 NEVER MIND.

I have edited the piece by cutting the erroneous math. The rest of the argument holds.

I apologize for selling the same snake oil as the the liberals. I will be more careful in the future.

One Response

  1. I appreciate the accuracy in your notes, somebody needs to remove the fuzzy math factor full of great promise. I guess the Obama supporters wont have to worry about the gov. plan, they are wealthy enough to buy from the private sector.

    People abused Bush about his speaking, well I think a bad speaker is better than a good speaker with nothing but mistruths.

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