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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:56 PM

The Florida Debate We Should Be Having Tonight - By Charles P. Pierce

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Mr. Romney, please explain in detail how $56 million diverted from safety measures to incentive bonuses really is a victory for all Americans in pursuing their American dream in this, the greatest country on earth and the shining city on the hill.

Mr. Gingrich, please explain in detail why a culture of dependency and moral laxity is inculcated among the poor by $200 a month in food stamps, but why it is not inculcated by millions of dollars of "diverted" funds among the executives of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Mr. Santorum, please explain in detail why two happy gay people who get married is an existential threat to the moral foundation of this country, but sucking up money you gouged out of the ratepayers, allegedly to protect them, is not.

Dr. Paul, please explain in detail why markets work better for all of us when they're unregulated, and why the real solution to an exploding pipeline that kills eight people and wrecks 38 homes is the fact that, because its pipeline killed eight people and wrecked 38 homes, PG&E will suffer a public-relations problem in the marketplace.


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Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/florida-debate-january-23-6643296#ixzz1kKROXET3

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