Mario Batali’s Health-Care Plan

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Mario Batali wants to replace Vice-President Joe Biden with Michael Moore, he told us last night at the premiere of Capitalism. The chef, who described himself as a “capitalist pig,” said the nation could learn a thing or two from the restaurant industry. “We buy stuff. We fix it up and we sell it for profit at a market value. When you’re overpriced, people stop coming. The pharmaceutical industry should follow that way of thinking. Listen to the food industry,” he explained. We’re sure Big Pharma is ready and waiting to replicate the restaurant industry’s notoriously low profits.