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When philosophy trumps reality

The American conservative philosophy advocates more market and less government.

The reality is this: our health care system is broken, and it’s broken because of market failures. Private enterprise isn’t doing a good job delivering the goods, and people are suffering because of it.

Now, given this situation, what do you do?

If you’re George Bush, and there’s a bill heading to your desk that will provide government sponsored health care to kids who need it, you batten down your philosophical hatches and demand, despite the failure of the market, more market.

Essentially, people like George Bush are choosing to stay true to their philosophy (less government, more market) even if it means fewer children will have access to health insurance.

My philosophy of limited government, George is telling you, is more important than your kid, even when my philosophy doesn’t work out in real life.

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