Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why is the Obamacare bill so terrible?

In theory, you could have a thoughtful, well-crafted bill that might actually improve things. Not likely, but possible. Instead, we have a 1,017 page monstrosity. Why? The Czar of Muscovy has finished reading the bill (all the way from stem to stern), and he has some thoughts:
But the Czar realizes that this bill is very much like President Obama himself. Rushed through without proper review, and containing an unfocused blend of various liberal and radical ideas, the bill promises extensive reform, but ultimately cannot provide specifics beyond trivial process and procedure. The contents are pro-lawyer but anti-doctor, misinformed on how business works beyond the abuse of buzzwords, but is fully incorporative of labor union interests. The bill, like the President, raises a specter of of increasing fundamental central control coupled with an élitist dismissal for consequences; in the end, its scattered attempt to be a panacea to the nth degree produces a framework that is merely a framework: it is a blank slate, onto which the supporter pins his own hopes and goals, without anything within justifying that faith.
It's awfully early to be writing pithy historical summaries of the Obama Administration, but so far it looks like this: He wasn't nearly as smart as he thought he was.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

Nor was he nearly as smart as most of his voters thought he was. As I said back before the election, All Sham, No Wow.

Only those of us who pointed out that the Emperor had no clue were derided and/or called racists. Remember, it was all about how stupid Sarah Palin was and how old McCain was.

Makes me wonder who the stupid people really were.

"You can fool all of the people some of the time."

Or at least enough of them to get elected.