The health care debate is fascinating. While the bailout and subsequent financial adventures entailed a language most Representatives could not even comprehend, most everyone with a pulse believes he understands the health care industry, and being wrong is no impediment. Reminds me of the old and undoubtedly apocryphal tale:
Reporter goes to Appalachia in 1964 and asks an elderly woman if she is going to vote for Goldwater. “No,” she says, “he’s against TV, and that’s all I have.” The reporter is puzzled for a bit, then thinks he has it figured out. “He’s not against TV. He’s against the TVA – the Tennessee Valley Authority.”
“Well, I’m not taking any chances.”
That’s the best explanation I can come up with for the bizarre drama that unfolded in what should have been a sleepy summer. Old people who receive federally-paid health care screaming at congressmen over the prospect of…people receiving federally-paid health care.