In much the same way, the Deemocrats are deeming their health bill to control costs rather than actually controlling them. Medicare doesn't reimburse doctors the cost of treating the patient; it reimburses what the bureaucracy "deems" it to have cost. In a deemocracy, this works. In real life, it's more problematic.
Investor's Business Daily argues that the "health" debate is really a proxy fight on the size and role of government. According to their poll, 64% of people think the federal government has "too much power." Correct. But a big chunk of that 64% voted less than 18 months ago for a man and a party explicitly committed to more government with more power, and they're now living with the consequences.
Obama is government, and government is Obama. That's all he knows and all he's ever known. You elected to the highest office in the land a man who's never run a business or created wealth or made a payroll, and for his entire adult life has hung out with guys who've demonized such grubby activities. Obama's Cabinet has less experience of private business than any in the last century. What it knows is government, and government's default mode is to grow, and grow.
This morning I counted up the number of friends and acquaintances who either claim to have voted for The One or said they intended to do so. I came up with six. The phone lines are now open; we shall accept your apologies and/or "WHAT was I thinking?" statements as soon as you're ready. I'm willing to bet not a single one of these six individuals would vote for Obama again. But I could be wrong, again. Well, I'll say it: I frickin' TOLD YA SO! But you wouldn't listen, would ya?
(HEAVY sarcasm) Thanks a lot, guys. (/HEAVY sarcasm)