Credit The New York Time’s Paul Krugman for revealing this little gem. Think Progress also covers the story, here.

The same guy who said,“. . . the fundamentals of the economy are strong,” took time to write an article in this month’s Contingencies magazine discussing his health care policy. In it, McCain makes a troubling comparison. Given our current economic crisis, this is likely the LAST thing voters want to hear when they consider improving our nation’s health care system. . .

via Krugman’s blog at The New York Times . . . McCain wrote the following:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation. (emphasis added)(you can read the rest of McCain’s article here)

Yup . . . after a disastrous week on Wall Street, this probably isn’t the best time to tout bank deregulation as a model for health care.

You can read Obama’s Contingencies article, here.

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