Garrison Keillor asks an interesting question
Wed Sep 6, 2017 4:02pm

An observation on Conservatives, health care and hurricanes from
The Republic of Texas believes in self-reliance and is suspicious of Washington sticking its big nose in your business. ďGovernment is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.Ē So said Sen. Ted Cruz (R), though not last week. Sunday on Fox News, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Texas would need upward of $150 billion in federal aid for damage inflicted by Harvey. The stories out of Houston have all been about neighborliness and helping hands and people donating to relief funds, but you donít raise $150 billion by holding bake sales. This is almost as much as the annual budget of the U.S. Army. Iím just saying.

Iím all in favor of pouring money into Texas, but I am a bleeding-heart liberal who favors single-payer health care. How is being struck by a hurricane so different from being hit by cancer? Iím only asking.

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