Chris Ingram’s letter to the editor of the St. Pete Times (as submitted)
I am generally a defender of the St. Pete Times to my fellow conservatives as I believe the paper’s news reporting to be the best in the state. However, my conservative friends can’t get past the fact that your paper is a liberal propaganda rag and your editorial on Thursday (Final option: Send health bill to House) proves it.
While I saw flaws in the paper’s entire argument for passage of Obamacare, the most disconcerting was your notion that the “dramatic advances the Senate bill offers” include the “setting of limits on how much money insurers can keep for marketing, other business expenses, and profits.”
This my friends is socialism (defined as public or direct worker ownership and/or administration of the means of production and allocation of resources) plain and simple.
Great idea! Why don’t we start this practice with a test-run among newspapers? We’ll let the government decide how much money you can spend for marketing, charge for classified ads, inserts, business expenses, executive compensation, paper-boy pay, and overall profits. Okay, well, all but the latter – we all know newspapers have driven themselves to the point of irrelevance and don’t have any profits to regulate.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.com.