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The man who actually coined the phrase, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” was a 19th century con artist named Joseph Bessimer. “Paper Collar Joe,” as he was known to the police, would surely have recognized a soul mate in Michael Moore. For, when it comes to what Joe called “bilking the rubes,” Moore is a virtuoso.
It is, of course, true that few health care policy wonks take SiCKO seriously, except as a case study in ignorant propaganda. Even Ezra Klein, who tries valiantly to find some positive spin for his “progressive” readers, comprehends that the film “is not a movie about health care policy.” However, there are people out there who actually believe Moore is on the level.
So, as a public service, I would like to point out something to the fans of Paper Collar Mike: THE MAN IS TAKING YOU FOR A RIDE. He has no interest in health care beyond the wealth and notoriety his schlockumentary will bring him. And, more importantly, he has no interest in you except as a rube willing to give him your hard-earned money.
And he will be using that money to access high quality health care long after you have been conned into supporting a socialized system that gives YOU mediocre care and worse service.