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Amy Ridenour does a great job tackling the absurd treatment by the mainstream media and the political left (but I repeat myself) of this story. A man named Stanley Reimer killed his wife because, supposedly, he couldn’t afford to pay her medical bills.
1. I’m not surprised that the mainstream media and political left (I repeat myself again) are trying to use this as an indictment of our health care system. They seem to want life to imitate art. After all, if taking hostages resulted in nationalized health care in the movies, maybe a murder will make it happen in real life.
2. Does anyone doubt that Reimer is using health care expenses as an excuse for killing his wife? (Well, at least one dunderhead does.) Killers often use “societal trends” in an attempt to get off. Now that health care is such a salient topic, it was probably only a matter of time before a murderer tried to use “medical bills” in the hopes of getting light treatment.
+ May 2007
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