I found Obama’s health care presentation so impressive — so much command of the issues — that it had me worried. If I really like a politician’s speech, isn’t that an indication that he lacks the popular touch? (A couple of points off for “incentivize” — what ever happened to “encourage”? — but never mind.)
Seriously, it’s really good to see how much he gets it.
Yeah, he gets it. He gets that the cost will crush the economy. He gets that health care will be rationed. Most important, he gets that ObamaCare confiscates power from the individual and transfers it to the government. Krugman and Obama think of themselves as the educated elite, who, by virtue of their superior intellect, should rule over the “regular” folks. Cass Sunstein, slated to be Obama’s “Regulatory Czar” put it this way:
People often make poor choices - and look back at them with bafflement! We do this because as human beings, we all are susceptible to a wide array of routine biases that can lead to an equally wide array of embarrassing blunders in education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, happiness, and even the planet itself.
Basically these people believe that we don't get it. They believe that we are not intellectually advanced enough to act or think for ourselves without their guidance. I would rather be free to make my own decisions, and mistakes, tahn surrender my choices to the government.