Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fool me twice…

Hillary Clinton starts out of the gate with her new $110 billion plan to expand federally funded health insurance programs in the U.S. right on the defensive:

"Don't let them fool us again, this is not government-run. There will be no new bureaucracy."
Maybe not, but as Tommy Douglas is Our Witness there will surely be a much larger, more expensive and proportionally ineffectual existing one.

According to the Associated Press, Clinton also "rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system," but then went on to quote her:
"At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed" [emphasis added].
If that sounds like a most contingent rejection, it is:
She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview…"