A little more than a year ago, it was Jonathan Gruber of MIT disparaging the American voter. Now, it’s Paul Krugman formerly of Princeton. In a recent interview, trying to explain why Republicans won the elections of 2014, he said “people have impressions that are often not right and they can be gamed.” Presumably, all would be right in the world if Democrats just talked more slowly. “Vote … for … me … and … I … will … give …. you … more … free … stuff.”
For as Blow then recounts, Obama’s 2013 response to Republicans was: “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” Which Republicans, of course, promptly did, in both 2010 and 2014.
The Heartland Institute recently hosted renowned economist and political commentator John Lott, who gave an enlightening talk about this new book “At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?”
The solution for health care – to the extent that it can be called one – is to transition, as rapidly as possible, to citizen/family empowerment. Individuals and families need to be empowered with choice, and collectives (governments, hospital associations, doctor’s associations, and insurance companies) must be aggressively disempowered to the point where they are mere servants of families and individuals.
From: John Nothdurft To: Paul Krugman Subject: Re: Falling Into the Economic Chasm Dear Paul, When the tidal wave against big government politicians hits next week most pundits as you[…]