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  • Health Care Gimmick of the Day Club

    Those pushing big government-run health care have started a Gimmick of the Day Club.

    Desperate to find support, they trot out a new variation almost daily. However they repackage their bad ideas, they feel confident that most media will hail each “new” variation as a breakthrough:

    • The “trigger” is the hokiest, basically delaying implementation unless something drastic happens (like the sun rising in the east).
    • The “opt-out” is as credible as expecting the Mafia to tell shopkeepers that they’re free to stop paying tribute at any time. It’s a sham.
    • Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided product branding is the key. Just re-name government-run care as the “competitive option” or “consumer option.” Opposition will melt away and citizens will swoon in delight. But nobody should be fooled by that.
    • Senators are offered a chance to vote both ways. Several could vote “no” on final passage, but “yes” to break a filibuster.

    Each announcement continues the peekaboo strategy since the details remain hidden behind closed doors. We’re allowed to glimpse an ankle here, a shoulder there, as though this were striptease rather than a trillion-dollar enterprise.

    Each new gimmick shows their desperation and adds to the public confusion.

    What will be next? Probably some minor tweak that will be hailed as a major plot development. This isn’t progress; it’s slow-motion soap opera.

    Cross-posted at The Conservatives.

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    One Response to Health Care Gimmick of the Day Club

    1. JohnR, Michigan says:

      I would support any plan the Dems propose (including Single Payer) if I thought it would bend the cost curve and cut our spending by 2/3 per capita (to levels now being spent in Europe). But, I KNOW this will not happen. I KNOW that our system CANNOT keep entitlement spending to manageable levels; to do so puts pols at risk of not being reelected. IMO ANY bill passed will balloon out of control in 5-10 years and end up costing FAR more than is now being projected.

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