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The real world of repeal

By Charles Krauthammer

This article was published March 20, 2017 at 2:42 a.m.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but for governments it's not that easy. Once something is given--say, health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans--you take it away at your peril. This is true for any government benefit, but especially for health care. There's a reason not one Western democracy with some system of national health care has ever abolished it.

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Lifelonglearner says... March 20, 2017 at 9:22 a.m.

Notice how since the 1950s, the Federal government has seldom taken away the ENTITLEMENT spending on tax cuts, subsidies and rule changes that benefit big corporations and the 1%? As long as the Federal government has debt, tax cuts are a form of deficit spending.

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