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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More on the healthcare bill

My brother Leo made some excellent comments about the recent healthcare reform bill:

. . . Obama has exhibited leadership. He kicked their asses by using the powers of his office to benefit a huge swath of us. Most of the protesters will enjoy direct benefits from the new law (which simply uses their/our money to offset health care costs).

. . . I mean, it's our money, and the President has lead us to rearrange how we spend our money. Healthcare is not an "entitlement" any more than the interstate highway system or the national parks. It's a rational use of our own funds. The middle class pays the most tax.

Their [Republicans'] whole power structure rests on taking the money we pay and using it for their own ends. Obama has realligned that distribution.



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