Friday, March 6, 2009

The real story on Health Care Reform

Charles Krauthammer has offered tremendous insights into what is really happening with Health Care Reform. Do not miss this column as he is dead on accurate with his assessment.
At the very center of our economic near-depression is a credit bubble, a
housing collapse and a systemic failure of the entire banking system. One can
come up with a host of causes: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pushed by Washington (and greed) into improvident loans, corrupted bond-ratings agencies,
insufficient regulation of new and exotic debt instruments, the easy money
policy of Alan Greenspan's Fed, irresponsible bankers pushing (and then
unloading in packaged loan instruments) highly dubious mortgages, greedy
house-flippers, deceitful homebuyers.

The list is long. But the list of causes of the collapse of the
financial system does not include the absence of universal health care, let
alone of computerized medical records. Nor the absence of an industry-killing
cap-and-trade carbon levy. Nor the lack of college graduates. Indeed, one could
perversely make the case that, if anything, the proliferation of overeducated,
Gucci-wearing, smart-ass MBAs inventing ever more sophisticated and opaque
mathematical models and debt instruments helped get us into this credit
catastrophe in the first place.

He is one of the few syndicated columnists worth reading and he too has discovered the mischief in Obama's health care plan and he knows where all this is heading.

I have always enjoyed The Hunt For Red October. Remember the scene where the admiral (played by Fred Thompson) asks Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin, a choice Tom Clancy undoubtedly had no input on selecting) what the Russian sub commanders plan is? "The average Russian doesn't take a shit without a plan and a senior commander especially does not act rashly." Well neither does OBAMA. He has a plan. It is Tom Daschle's plan as I wrote about previously.

I am incredulous people can actually view yesterday's health care summit as an open forum on reform. Now in coming weeks when people object to the coming proposals they will be vilified as obstructionists, kulaks( you know the American 21st century version that earns more than $250K) or enemies of the revolution out of touch with the common working people. Well down here in Texas we are common people Mr President and we speak plainly without a teleprompter and I say to you now don't piss down my back and tell me its raining.

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