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> Asian countries have been doing this for years with remarkable success and it is a policy which we clearly need to copy.

Even if Asian countries can consistently do that, which I doubt (there's a serious case of survivor's bias here), that doesn't imply that the US can. The American political class is fundamentally incompetent.

After watching the health care discussion on Friday, did anyone think "those are the folks who I want running something important"?

Whenever I see a politician, my reaction is thatt I don't want that person in charge of anything having to do with my life.

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