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...more like letting more people drive the car.




Is this like allowing more chefs in the kitchen? If so, that may not be a desirable thing.


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Also, couldn't Americans have thrown some of the 700 billion into this and jump started the economy while helping the sick?




Yes (to build upon Dean's sentiment). We also could have spent a couple of trillion dollars on health care instead of a couple of endless wars that have resulted in too much death and destruction.
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Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson