December 21, 2009

A great WSJ Editorial

Coals to Newcastle. But I break my Facebook pledge against politics again with this comprehensive argument against the Health Care bill and current partisan tactics.

I highly recommend everybody's sharing it with a few people who will dislike it.

I'll even give them a Quote of the Day:

Even in World War I there was a Christmas truce.

The rushed, secretive way that a bill this destructive and unpopular is being forced on the country shows that "reform" has devolved into the raw exercise of political power for the single purpose of permanently expanding the American entitlement state. An increasing roll of leaders in health care and business are looking on aghast at a bill that is so large and convoluted that no one can truly understand it, as Finance Chairman Max Baucus admitted on the floor last week. The only goal is to ram it into law while the political window is still open, and clean up the mess later.

Health Care Posted by John Kranz at December 21, 2009 4:25 PM

That is a great editorial, and reading it makes one wonder why every voice in the land is not screaming NOOO! Talk radio America is understandably pissed, of course. But in the gigantic gulf that is the most bitterly divided electorate in U.S. history, we have the likes of this from another newspaper in the same town: A Bill Well Worth Passing. No wonder only 51% of public opinion is against it.

Posted by: johngalt at December 22, 2009 8:07 AM

Thanks for the link. I didn't realize this:

Despite all the exaggerated Republican rhetoric that the bill will lead to fiscal disaster, it has been carefully and responsibly drafted so that it is fully paid for without busting future budgets.

Hey, if it's good enough for the NY Times...

Posted by: jk at December 22, 2009 1:07 PM

S'pose the NYT Ed page ever used the words "carefully" or "responsibly" during the eight years of the Bush administration? Me neither. But the current administration and congress are apparently now deserving of those adverbs because ...

Posted by: johngalt at December 22, 2009 2:55 PM

Statistically, the Giants have one great thing going for them -- the Broncos have a knack for beating the champs in the regular season, even when we have a miserable year. In '68, we beat Namath's Jets, we beat the Pats and Colts recently in their championship years. I'd say y'all are on the way!

Posted by: jk at December 22, 2009 3:22 PM | What do you think? [4]