September 10, 2009

Maybe, maybe not

As always, Pres. Obama hits all the right talking points. However, in order for his vision to realized H.R. 3200 will have to be completely rewritten.

I am withholding final judgement until I see if they rewrite the bill. If they do, then maybe a real debate can start and maybe a working reform of the American health care industry can take place. However, if they shove this thing through without rewriting it, then we will know that their real intent has never been health care reform at all.

So what have they intended?

Our One-Party Democracy, by Thomas L. Friedman

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

They want to transform the United States into China!