March 24, 2010
Freudian Slip of the Day
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at March 24, 2010 8:14 AM
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) explaining why the really expensive parts of ObamaCare don't kick in until 2014.
...it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.
For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government's biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago.
"Inequality" in this case is leftist code for "success."
You guys may not agree with me on this, but John Cornyn has a point. There are some nuggets in the ObamaCare Bill that are politically popular... even if they make no economic sense whatsoever. e.g. Coverage for pre-existing conditions, requiring coverage for "children" up to age 26, and not allowing insurance companies to cancel coverage for sick people.
These little bits of popular legislation amid 3,000 pages of Government expansion are like cubic zirconia tossed into a landfill, most of ObamaCare sucks, and even the popular parts are unaffordable. But Republicans need to focus on the really bad stuff... the mandates (employer, insurance companies, individuals), the new bureaucracies, the punishing taxes ... the stuff that people hate. And they need to find a way to accommodate the stuff people will like.
Republicans will have an easier time replacing ObamaCare with something better than repealing it. They should look toward reform that goes beyond "How do we get Government to pay for more people's health care" and instead uses market mechanisms to lower costs and improve the delivery of health care will increasing choices and options. In four words (using Biden math), the strategy should be, Go Big or Go Home.