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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Salesman Vs. The Engineer

Here we have Donald Trump, Salesman, promising magical unicorn ponies for everyone.

The obvious problem is that he's promising universal health care that is better and cheaper than Obamacare, but he has no freaking idea how to create it.  While ACA represents a series of compromises and kludges, it works, it covers people and it's relatively cheap to what we had before.  Trump is promising is something "better" at a time when the GOP Congress is taking all that away.  He's also said, he won't pursue single payer, which is pretty much the only way to make this work.

He's a compulsive liar, in the way salesmen can be.  What happens when people realize he's sold them a lemon?

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