The Rasputin Bill

Is it undead or merely Rasputin? Hard to tell.

Like Rasputin, the plan nevertheless remains evil and crazy. It treats 21st-century Americans like the subjects of Middle Ages monarchy, telling them what they must buy; could prolong the recession by scaring businesses to death with new costs; and will definitely worsen the frightening problem of runaway government spending.

Never mind, because Obama can now point to a recent, steep rise in insurance premiums in California and promise price controls as part of his improved plan, and some people may respond positively without understanding that such controls never fix anything in the real world but will generally, in one way or another, make matters worse.

The American people, by a substantial majority, reject this so-called “reform”. It is a bloated, bureaucratic nightmare that will kill liberty in this country. It will be enormously expensive – much, much more costly than the already appalling estimates and it will cut most people off from the plans they like. It will seriously damage the economy and will make the current downturn last even longer. The economy, in fact, may be utterly crippled by this hideous monument to the Wizard’s already gigantic ego.

But it just won’t die.

But if the Democrats continue to follow the 0, their political careers sure as hell will.

ke Rasputin, the plan nevertheless remains evil and crazy. It treats 21st-century Americans like the subjects of Middle Ages monarchy, telling them what they must buy; could prolong the recession by scaring businesses to death with new costs; and will definitely worsen the frightening problem of runaway government spending.

Never mind, because Obama can now point to a recent, steep rise in insurance premiums in California and promise price controls as part of his improved plan, and some people may respond positively without understanding that such controls never fix anything in the real world but will generally, in one way or another, make matters worse.

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