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Monday, July 20, 2009

Democrats: Revolutionary Moves

Michael Wolff writes:

The Republicans, who for so long have been accusing the Democrats of knowing how to solve problems only with vast, complex, culture-changing programs and bureaucracies, are, once again, accusing them of this--health care will create an intrusive government bureaucracy of unimaginable proportions.

And the Republicans are right.

The Democrats, for so long defensive about their natural inclination to create vast, complex, culture-changing programs and bureaucracies, seem barely able to hide their satisfaction (even as they busily demure about the vastness of their plan and try to shrug off its complexities and sell it as a kinder and gentler bureaucracy). The Republicans are desperate (so, too, apparently are most governors, Democrat or Republican, who will have to find the money to pay for the new regulations). The Republicans understand what's at stake: A system, like this, changes everything. As much as the Reagan era of deregulation changed how the nation thought and acted, a new health care system, touching everyone, adjusting routines, behavior, relationships, will change the way we think and act.

link: Michael Wolff: GOP Gets It: Health Care Reform Is a Revolution


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