“There has to be a counterweight to the malevolence of the insurance industry.” So says Senator Jay Rockefeller said to mop-topped interviewer Al Hunt of Bloomberg.
Malevolence? What’s next out of the mouth of the Democratic senator from the state of Tourette’s syndrome?
You will wait in vain for the industry to fight back hard against this Alinskyite campaign of vilification. Like all other industries that depend upon the US government to treat them with minimal sanity, the insurance industry deals with Uncle Sam the way you would any other lunatic with a trunkful of loaded guns . . . veeeeeeeeeery caaaaaaarefully, for fear of pissing off the lunatic and having him go berserk.
This is the state of play for all owners of capital in the United States today. They hold their breaths; they hold their tongues; they even contribute to the lunatics’ campaign, hoping it will buy them some goodwill! Look how well that has worked for you, health insurers — you’re public enemy number one.
The last trade association leaders who was any damned use at all to his membership was the late Jack Valenti of the Motion Picture Association of America.