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And some Republicans also say "It's not guns or bullets that kill people, it's the hole left in the body by a projectile passing through it at high speed, so why don't those Spendocrats want to outlaw holes? Also, we should cut public funding to hospitals because the market should decide who gets medical treatment. Maybe the poor will finally learn to take responsibility for dodging bullets instead of being hit by them when they realize there's no government safety net waiting to remove the bullet and patch up the bullet holes in their bodies! Hey wait, here's an idea: let's cut health spending AND privatize Amtrak!"
Unfortunately for the Post Office, there are private companies already competing in the market. Amtrak was created due to the collapse of privately-operated passenger rail companies, and if it died a new private rail operator would have to be created from scratch. There are bright boys out there right now who have already incorporated with the plan of swooping in as a "white knight" to scoop up Amtrak's assets at fire sale prices -- or just have it handed to them for free, if the GOP had their druthers -- but history shows this is not a profitable business anywhere. They would have a tough road to hoe and would still fail in the end. And some southern Republican lawmakers would be the first to complain they were being screwed out of their railroads again...
To help with some piling medical costs I'm going to be placing some older, original art on eBay this week starting with this Supergirl watercolor I unearthed from last year. More on the way as I find stuff!
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