consultants are sandburs

Saturday, November 17, 2012

With the election over, a look at whitehouse.gov

The home page:


That one should give Boehner cause to reflect. Heartburn.

Touting the interim healthcare provision situation (on the way to single payer):


Oooh, a timeline, a timeline. Woo woo. This carries less clout than extending the tax cut for the 98%, while those with specially high capability to pay taxes without true lifestyle threat may not be carried on everyone else's back as much as otherwise.

It is difficult to be enthusiastic about a healthcare legislative effort that begged all the real and important questions and threw sops to the insurance industry while drug pricing reform was off the table from the get-go. But beating the wealthy towards responsible carrying of their fair share, who besides the wealthy thinks that wrong in any manner?

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