Shocked And Awed

Shocked. I am shocked. Harry Reid inadvertently admits that health care reform in the United States will cost $2 trillion. While lambasting the idea of adding tort reform to current legislation, Scary Harry Reid compares the “small amount” of money ($54 billion) saved by tort reform with the actual cost of health care legislation ($2 trillion).

So, Harry, which side of your mouth is going to attempt to retract that statement?

In other news, Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), yes a Democrat, has suggested opening Medicare up to those without insurance. Whoa. Deja Vu. Wasn’t someone just mentioning that last night?

Blue Dog Rep. Mike Ross, who made headlines by rejecting a compromise he’d negotiated on a public health insurance option, has suggested to Democratic leaders that the government-run Medicare program be opened to those without insurance.

Ross (D-Ark.) has made the suggestion in meetings with House Democratic leaders and brought the idea to the closed-door House Democratic Caucus meeting Thursday.

Interesting, yes? I’m in awe that someone on Capitol Hill could think of such an easy solution. Of course, no one will listen to the easiest of solutions, because in doing so, they couldn’t take advantage of increasing taxes in the process.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams