Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cruising the Web

Federalism alert: I wish our politicians would have learned from Massachusetts' preview of all the problems with RomneyCare.

No matter what happens in the congressional elections this fall, the Democrats will come back as a more liberal group, since it is their more moderate representatives from purplish or red districts who are the most endangered.

John Podhoretz has an interesting essay
on the reasons why we have political conflict. People have different approaches about the best policies to implement to address our problems. Obama seems to think that we should not be talking about such disagreements and likes to intone that "the time for talk is over." No, it's not. In a republic, we get to continue to disagree about policies we dislike and hope to change.

Rich Lowry exposes the fantasy behind the Democrats' approach to taxes and spending. We will never squeeze enough money from the rich to pay for all the spending responsibilities our government is loaded down with.

Byron York reminds us
of the comparisons that Barack Obama liked to make to how the Post Office works as some sort of model for why we shouldn't fear his health care reforms. Well, now we see how the Post Office's model is unsustainable, rather like Obama's model for our government.

What a surprise! Even the congressmen who passed ObamaCare don't know how it works and whether it applies to them and their staff.
The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?
Ya think?