Okay, the Health Summit is over, after a long and vigorous day of public posturing, and I am grateful to report that absolutely nothing was accomplished. It does my heart good to see our elected overlords spinning their wheels. In the boldly innovative spirit of government farm subsidies, I'd be in favor of doubling their salaries if they would all agree to sit around and work Sudoku puzzles or something rather than attempt any real legislating.
The Dems have threatened to take their football and go home... which lies at the bottom of a sheer hundred foot drop, apparently.
Americans don't seem to want Obama's brand of health care reform. I am one of them, and here is my thinking in a nutshell;
1) There is no health care crisis. Health care is getting more expensive, and it's becoming a problem, but, There. Is. No. Crisis.
2) Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are all running huge deficits and are flirting with insolvency. I have no reason to think that this program will not be run in exactly the same way.
3) The economy is weaker than I can remember in my lifetime, and I'm pushing 50. We have no business creating a colossal new entitlement program now.
Would I like to see insurance companies reigned in a bit? Sure. But I trust Washington even less than I trust the insurance execs.
That's about it.
Pray for gridlock! It worked for the Iceland Climate Summit!