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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:18 PM

Privatize Disaster Relief, Mittens

and let's see what a bottle of water costs. How about first aid supplies? Simple transportation? And what do you suppose the likes of Halliburton would charge for a rescue? But every instance of massive human misery from a natural disaster would drive some blood-sucking corporation's stock up. The mind just reels at the implications.

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Brainstormy Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
rightsideout Oct 2012 #2
Vox Moi Oct 2012 #3

Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:20 PM

1. and Willard would make sure he had a piece of it

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:23 PM

2. I can see price gouging happening

Around here after a storm the tree cutters charge crazy prices for removing downed trees from your yard.

I can see price gouging for rescue efforts when people are most vulnerable.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. Hey Mitt: some of those people who you say see themselves as victims are sometimes really victims

Victims of floods, winds and earthquakes ...
Victims of sickness caused by air pollution or tainted medicine
Victims of predatory bank loans
Victims of the companies like Enron and Bain
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Are these people just grist for the for-profit machine?
Is another person's misfortune an opportunity to make a killing?
As a free-market businessman, would it immoral to pass up opportunities like those?
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You are wrong about something. These people do care about their lives and well-being.
That's why they make such good customers. They will sell their houses and go into debt to help each other.
Now, there is an income stream worth tapping.

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