But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.
-John Locke

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Because We Had To Pass It To See What Was In It

According to the AP (what - those guys?  Really?), "President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed."

Well, this has got to be shocking for anyone who doesn't think Medicare is nearing the stroke of midnight. When you get a quote like this:
Medicare chief actuary Richard Foster says the situation keeps him up at night.
"I don't generally comment on the pros or cons of policy, but that just doesn't make sense," Foster said during a question-and-answer session at a recent professional society meeting.
Things can't be good.

The lesson, as always, is that Nancy Pelosi is a dolt.  I bet you thought that the lesson was going to be that Congress should read everything first and understand it before sending it to the Executive branch so that we avoid these kinds of surprises.  No, kids, that lesson shouldn't require this type of scenario - it should be standard operating procedure.  Good grief.

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