My purse could buy your house.
Megan McArdle had a busy weekend. To my surprise, numerous people noticed her post saying that health care is a business, not a right, and tweeted disdainful responses.
Health care actually is a human right. Not that the facts would change McArdle's behavior one iota. Obamacare has been in the news of late because health care companies are unhappy with their profits. Ordinarily, McArdle would have plenty of ammunition for her attacks as she is one of many who believe Americans are consumers, not citizens, and therefore their human rights are secondary to corporate rights. But as we all know, a drug company, Mylan, has been getting very bad press all week and rather than defend CEO Heather Bresch, McArdle decided to defend profit..@BV No one tell @asymmetricinfo about the UN Decl. of Human Rights or Covenant on Economic, Soc. & Cultural Rights pic.twitter.com/nCSivk3m2N— daniel sieradski (@selfagency) August 27, 2016
The same guy also tweeted another very good point:
McArdle has been saying that health insurance isn't very profitable for a long time. She has said that the percentage of profit is low, which is what she says when she doesn't want to say that the actual profit number is very high. Incidentally, she used this dodge with her response to Elizabeth Warren's work as well. Warren said the percentage of bankruptcies due to medical bills increased. McArdle said that Warren said the number increased. At the time I thought McArdle was just stupid, but since she's using that tactic yet again, she was probably being shoddy and dishonest..@BV @asymmetricinfo $25BN in pretax profit is "not particularly peofitable" 😂 pic.twitter.com/myCqaNWq4N— daniel sieradski (@selfagency) August 27, 2016
Bresch, the impetus for all the twittering, is quite the little princess. McArdle would thoroughly approve. Bresch sat for a fawning article with West Virginia Living magazine, not realizing that sycophants often betray the rich more with praise than their enemies do with condemnation. If you want to know the ugly truth about a wealthy person, find a kiss-ass article. The writer and interview subjects are so eager to praise that they reveal far more than they realize.
Here is Bresch in front of her ugly bastardization of a home.
Thanks to Worst of McMansions, I now understand why certain houses are McMansions and why those houses are so unappealing to the eye. Here's Bresch in her top-of-the-line kitchen.
That hammered copper pot looks just like the Mauviel Mtradition Bronze Handled Soup Cooking Pot. It costs $775.00. The awesome thing about that is she only has to sell two EpiPen packages to buy it!
Hey, honey, you wanna buy a new Range Rover? It's only 200 packages! We can make that much money while we dine out on surf and turf! A $500 bottle of wine is only one package. Take that, conservative Senators who has to listen to lobbyists to guzzle down expensive wine! The kids want to go to Disneyworld? One or two packages per person per day, and you're living in the lap of Magic Kingdom luxury! Every time a kid nearly dies, you get richer and richer and richer!