Sunday, February 27, 2005

~ what's so wrong with a little tort? ~

The phrase "tort reform" is sounding a bit like "media elite", and all those empty, push-button phrases. When the cruel, hollow echo can't get anymore cynical, along comes Molly to put doomsday in perspective.
The point of tort deform is not to save business from a non-existent "flood" of frivolous lawsuits. The flood is just as phony as the Social Security "crisis." It's a fight between big business and the trial lawyers, and as the African proverb says, "When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers." We're the grass in this titanic clash of special interests. What we stand to lose is the great America right to sue the bastards. What business calls tort "reform" just means the doors of the courthouse will be shut to average citizens. You cannot get justice.
Tom Paine pieces together the contradictions between what the no-torters say and what they do.

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 actually offers litigants coupons. It seems that those who have actually analyzed malpractice claims don't see eye-to-eye with Bush.


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