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2009-08-10 18:09:45.751197+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Accounts differ as to who started throwing punches, but guy goes to disrupt meeting on health care policy, ends up in fight, being injured, has no health insurance, is now soliciting donations to help with his medical costs.

This is almost as good as Joe the Plumber's small business aspirations. Snicker.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-11 00:22:26.352761+00 by: radix

Not sure how handing out Gadsden flags is "goes to disrupt meeting on health care policy". Seems like a legitimate exercise of 1st amendment rights. The people arrested *were* SEIU, so their saying "he started it" doesn't really carry much weight. (normal caveat: I wasn't there, so neither of us can speak definitively about what happened)

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-11 03:27:11.542177+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I probably read more into this situation than it warranted, based on other reports of different meetings.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-11 11:35:32.34076+00 by: andylyke

The bottom line on the health care issue is that the government cannot run things. Take Medicare for example. Private industry manages to retain over 20% of revenues for profit and administration, while Medicare actually squanders 97% of its revenues on paying for health care, keeping only 3% for administration.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-11 22:34:13.546498+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I'm with Andy: government should be creating more surplus, not spending it all on costs!