Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quote of the Day

Whatever you think of the ObamaCare decision, John Roberts has managed to get off what must be one of the greatest lines in the history of Supreme Court decisions.
It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
I found that in this article in the WSJ which argues that ObamaCare is doomed from the start because there just isn't the money to implement it.
This was always the fatal problem of ObamaCare. Reality could not have instructed President Obama more plainly: The last thing we needed, in a country staggering under deficits and debt, a sluggish economy and an unaffordable entitlement structure, was a new Rube Goldberg entitlement. The last thing we needed was ObamaCare. The nation and the times were asking Mr. Obama to reform health care, not to double-down on everything wrong with the current system.

Even with this week's Court success, he failed—and it's not as if there wasn't a deep well of policy understanding in Washington that he could have drawn on to take the country in a better direction. Regardless of any Supreme Court ruling, reality will pass its own judgment on the Affordable Care Act and it won't be favorable.
Hmm. It seems like I've heard that song before.

Update: You're fast, WC, but not fast enough.

1 comment:

W.C. Varones said...

Great minds think alike- some are just a little slower!