It is a point of pride, Texas is number one..... in the uninsured!
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
The reality is the Government has far more influence in the creation of BOTH of those things than Corporations do.
Next, organizations have had the ability to fund Political candidates for decades .
Citizens United pissed off Obama NOT because he thinks money should be removed from the election process, but because it officially ended a decades long monopoly held by the Democrats.
If Unions hold that right, then so should Corporations.
At least we have a track record to look at for the consequences of funding Political candidates through Unions.
And its NOT good.
I can't think of a better way to counter that destruction than allowing Corporations to do the same.
Unfortunately it has worked on a lot of people. As an example, the architect of the ACA called people too stupid to know what's good for them, and that's why there was no transparency, which was his explanation for why it was passed the way it was. Huh? That means that over 100 million people are stupid because they are unhappy with it?
WHY it continues to work is a mystery to me, only because the facts seem to change from week to week - how do the believers know when to change their thinking from A to B, so they can continue to believe what they're told on any given day? No core beliefs of their own? Scary! Most people don't like to be lied to on a personal basis, yet they accept it from government - who just change the words used in order to sell the latest round of what passes for "trust us - we know what's best for you," and then when people complain, they're told in exasperation to "get over it" :