The witless chatter that consumes so much media and congressional air time is never-ending. No matter how often health-care reform is defined, for example, Republicans keep repeating the same talking points about a government takeover that will destroy the doctor-patient relationship and ration health care, ignoring of course that insurance companies are the interlopers, the deniers and the greedy consumers of health-care $$.

The party insists that free enterprise is the glue that holds the country together and that market forces will return it to prosperity. Never mind that free-wheeling money handlers bundled unsound mortgages into precarious investment properties that brought the country close to financial ruin. It’s easier to blame Fannie and Freddie and ACORN. The bad actors accept no responsibility for their malfeasance, and Republicans assure us that regulating market forces is the death knell of future wealth and job creation.

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