Bad analogy of the day

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ABC's John Stossel enthusiastically endorses this health care nonsense from a Wall Street Journal op-ed:

"We need a public plan to keep the private plans honest."

But then why stop there? Eating is even more important than health care, so shouldn't we have government-run supermarkets "to keep the private ones honest"? After all, supermarkets clearly put profits ahead of feeding people. And we can't run around naked, so we should have government-run clothing stores to keep the private ones honest.

Supermarkets make money by selling people food. Clothing stores make money by selling people clothes. If they don't give people food/clothing, they don't get money.

Insurance companies, on the other hand, make money by selling people insurance -- and they make even more money by selling insurance, and then denying claims.

Surely even John Stossel can see the difference.

Posted In
Health Care, Health Care Reform
Wall Street Journal, ABC
John Stossel
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