Prediction

Mar 25, 2017
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be a new home remedy that'll be created in response to the new health care bill.

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Now, panel, what will be a new home remedy created in response to the new health care bill? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: People will use their home crockpots to homebrew Dr. Trump's miracle elixir. It won't fix anything, but it will promise to fix everything.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Look for a booming market in the new freedom pain management sticks. If it hurts, bite down. If it really hurts, hit yourself with the stick until you pass out.

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SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: This is something you can do at home or you can find it on Etsy, which is a big market for many Band-Aids stitched together, creating a Band-Aid quilt. And it's going to be wonderful.

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BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone and Peter Grosz. Thanks to our public address announcer, Paul Friedman. Thanks to everyone at KERA and our wonderful audience here in Dallas, Texas.

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