When Harry Ried

SAYS “WE… NEED to be able to force [insurance companies] to pay for mammograms,” he is, in fact, saying, “You WANT us to enslave your fellow citizens for your convenience.”

When a politician attacks the profit motive, remember that he is attacking the ONLY incentive universally accepted to induce producers to serve their fellow man. Slavery doesn’t do it. Command/control economic planning doesn’t do it. Beating a cow won’t incent it to produce milk.

When a politician tries to persuade you to let him use the power of government to force outcomes the market will not support, run the other way. Not only is he proposing to effectively enslave your fellow citizens, he is implicitly proposing to also enslave you. No good will come of it.

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