Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Comment on The Belmont Club
"The good, the bad and the ugly"


Blago cannot turn on the Party. He is like one of the Old Bolsheviks facing a show trial under Stalin. All he can do is protest that he really wanted Health Care Reform prematurely. What stands out to me is his focus on Rahm Emanuel. Obama is a cipher but Emanuel is a force he is afraid to cross.

Regarding health care it is interesting that the Democrats are OK with a separate and better plan for government employees then they offer to the rest of the country. Bush tried to get the general public access to a retirement plan modeled on the Thrift Savings Plan available to federal workers. The Democrats who live off of the dependency created by Social Security killed that effort. They are doing the same thing to create additional dependency with health care.

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