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December 21, 2006

Show The Derb You Care

Jon Swift has a charity you may want to think about.

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So Derb, once his own wallet gets hit, can't remember all the praise he heaped upon the American healthcare system and even starts to doubt the efficiency of our market-based approach.


Finding conservatives engaged in rank hypocrisy is getting pretty boring. Fishing with dynamite ensures a big catch, but there's not much skill involved.

What I want to see is some conservative blogger, columnist, thinker, pundit, politician, etc. who doesn't abandon everything they claim to hold dear as soon as things get even the slightest bit difficult.

Show me one of these guys who dismisses insurance as being too socialist, the idea of sharing risk as a betrayal of the values that made this country great.

Maybe if Derb had told about the 81% increase in his premium, but then explained how he is more than willing to pay it, because that's what we have to do in order to ensure that we have the world's greatest level of care in this country. That obviously the market requires such an increase, and if he can't afford it, then it's his problem for not being a more productive worker who makes more money. That would have shocked me.

But this "waah wahh! Now that I'm affected by it our healthcare system sucks!" crap is all too predictable from someone like him.

If he doesn't like his health insurance, he can just go out and choose another plan from another company. No one is forcing him to pay premiums like that, so Derb can just quit whining.

Not that I'm gonna hold my breath or anything. . .

Posted by: Stephen | Dec 21, 2006 4:13:22 PM

Finding conservatives engaged in rank hypocrisy is getting pretty boring.

Of course it is, since it's so easy to do, not only when there's hypocrisy; even when there isn't hypocrisy it's fairly easy to find it. And it's easy for conservatives to find it in liberals. Not all that interesting, as a rule.

Posted by: Sanpete | Dec 21, 2006 6:33:08 PM

i hope swift sent this post to derbyshire.

Posted by: harry near indy | Dec 22, 2006 9:21:49 AM

Thank you for your suggestion. I did send the post to Mr. Derbyshire and have updated the post with his response.

Posted by: Jon Swift | Dec 22, 2006 10:03:08 AM

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