Millions of ordinary Americans with only ordinary academic credentials knew from the beginning that Obamacare was not going to work.
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Whatever else happens with Obamacare, one thing is fairly certain. The next proposed big-government solution to a real or perceived big societal problem is likely to be met with considerable skepticism.
Good policy is good politics and the best possible policy is to get this horrendous law off the books as quickly as possible.
Liberals imagine that a large population must have the oversight and control of a small, highly-educated circle of elites. From such imaginings emerge bad ideas like Obamacare.
Until Obamacare went “live,” most people viewed the debate on health care as purely political and mostly abstract. Now it’s real and the reality is causing heartburn for the Obama administration.
Whether articulated in these terms or not, what we are seeing is what happens when a small number of elites presume to impose upon us their priorities at the expense of those of the majority.
Among those that still support Obamacare, the talking point has become, “What if it all just works out?” And thus we arrive at the pass at which the entire rationale for annexing one-sixth of the U.S. economy is reduced to wishful thinking.
I interviewed Teamsters boss Jim Hoffa at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year. I disagreed with very nearly every word that came out of his mouth. So you know there has been a dramatic shift when I find myself suddenly agreeing with him.
Wax eloquent all you want about small business, Mr. President. The truth is that if I weren’t already in business, I’m not sure how enthused I’d be about starting.