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Fighting the Last War

GhostOfCicero Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 11:03 AM
While a state can do as it pleases, within reason, due to the 10th Amendment, what person who calls themselves "conservative" thinks that ANY branch of gov't., even at the state level, is the best answer to that question? No reigning in of frivilous med-mal that malpractice insurance rates aren't through the roof. No curbing of the power of the trial lawyers, who benefit from such frivilious claims. "Nah, we'll just let the state run it." Sorry, that's not an answer a "conservative" would come to. And if it were suggested by someone else, that "conservative" would say, "Nah, there's gotta be a better way."
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