Yes, we need malpractice reform, but not caps. Right now, doctors are not rated on claims. Imagine if you had a perfect driving record and your neighbor was a drunk who had an accident every month. Now imagine that you pay the same insurance rates. Would you call for a cap on claims or for risk based premiums?
The Chicago Tribune had a series some years ago about malpractice. 80 to 90% of the claims come from a handful of doctors.
Malpractice insurance that compensates the doctor is like burglary insurance that compensates the burglar.
Here in Illinois, judges are elected, but I don't see the improvement by having them appointed by Rod Blagojevich or George Ryan. Although, Rod probably wishes he had appointed the judge in his own trial.
That's true, but it wouldn't make any sense coming from a white person.
I understand what she was saying and in the general case it's true. One would hope that a victim of discrimination would be more sensitive to discrimination. But not always true in the specific as Clarence Thomas proves.
That 4% must be all here in Illinois. I think many of us would like a clean sweep from top to bottom. Corruption, posturing, personal power over public good during a crisis, etc. etc.
Blagojevich, Burris, Stroger, Madigan, Quinn, Daley, the list goes on and on. Hired Truck, Pay to Play, demanding contributions for official acts, putting the state in peril to advance one's children's political chances. Between, avarice, corruption and ineffectiveness, I'm sick of them.
The one who did the most for the people was Rod Blagojevich and he was into everyone's pocket plus had some crazy Republican "no taxes" fixation.
Worldwide, I'm not so sure. Many people, particularly in Muslim countries, feel that the 9/11 hijackers were selfless heroes. Why is Osama bin Laden so hard to find? Partly, because he is a folk hero and people try to hide him from the Evil Empire (us!).
There can be no Rule of Law without enforcement of the law. Obama's and Holder's decision not to prosecute lawbreakers breaks the rule of law and breaks their oaths of office. Obama swore to preserve and protect the Constitution. And if Holder's was similar to the of low-level government employees, he swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. International treaties are legally considered as part of the Constitution.