So, you presumably knew, or guessed, and were't too alarmed that Citi, Goldman, BoA, and the rest of the banksters who extorted trillion$$$$$ in Bushevik and Obamanista largess had thereupon relied upon the 'plausible deniability' conferred by the fungibility of kapital to conceal the fact that they were using tax-payers' money to speculate in--and not incidentally to drive UP the price of--OIL? And they stand to make a fucking KILLING!!! So saith Ravi Bhatra, a widely heralded, critical economist, last week, on the Thom Hartmann radio show. No problem, right? Nuttin poisunul, yous know dat, right? Jus' bidness,?
So, guess WHAT the Health Insurance Parasites (HIP-sters) are investing their obscene profits in?
No really. Guess....
Think: LSMFT! What you'd walk a mile for.
Yeah! You gottit! Tobacco! According to Susie Madrak, posting on Suburban Guerilla:
Of course their top priority is making money! That’s the problem, right? That’s why we shouldn’t have a for-profit healthcare industry:Of course, what else would one expect in a culture which, on EVERY level--from safety, to regulation, to taxation, to policy--always subordinates the health of its people to the wealth of its elites.WASHINGTON (AFP) – Major US, Canadian and British life and health insurance companies have billions of dollars invested in tobacco companies, a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine said.
Wesley Boyd, the study’s lead author, found that at least 4.4 billion dollars in insurance company funds are invested in companies whose affiliates produce cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
“Despite calls upon the insurance industry to get out of the tobacco business by physicians and others, insurers continue to put their profits above people’s health,” said Boyd, a faculty member of Harvard Medical School.
“It’s clear their top priority is making money, not safeguarding people’s well-being,” he wrote.
And really, shouldn't we consider the humanistic work tobacco consumption does in keeping the population down. We always forget that, if the 5-6 million people tobacco kills every year were to live, and such, they'd raise demand and therefore prices.
So, smoke 'em if ya got'em...