Gov. Cuomo: The mask of good intentions

In a news conference on 24 Mar 2020, N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo said, "My mother is not expendable, and your mother is not expendable.  And our brothers and sisters are not expendable.  And we're not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable.  And we're not going to put a dollar figure on human life.  The first order of business is save lives, period.  Whatever it costs." Does this statement seem incongruous?  Hasn't putting a dollar figure on human life always been fundamental to progressive ideology? Speaking at Berkeley in 2007, Robert Reich stated that if a Democrat presidential candidate were honest, he would say, "If you are old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you going for maybe another couple of months.  It's too expensive.  So we're going to...(Read Full Post)
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