Tuesday, February 09, 2010


That Was Social Security Then, This is Healthcare Now

From a 2005 NYT editorial (via Megan McArdle via Instupundit):

"So when Congressional Republican leaders tell the president that Social Security private accounts are a nonstarter, they are conveying the informed views of their constituents.

Mr. Bush has reacted by railing against Democrats for obstruction -- as if Democrats are duty-bound to breathe life into his agenda and, even sillier, as if opposing a plan that the people do not want is an illegitimate tactic for an opposition party."

I mentioned this in a recent debate I had with some health care bill supporters and did not get a reply on the matter. Some of the Obama supporters I've talked with have the idea that the 2008 election result was supposed to yield the changes they wanted without having given much thought to the legislative process.


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