Tuesday, March 24, 2009

George F. Will - The Toxic Assets We Elected - washingtonpost.com

"Jefferson warned that 'great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.' But Democrats, who trace their party's pedigree to Jefferson, are contemplating using 'reconciliation' -- a legislative maneuver abused by both parties to severely truncate debate and limit the minority's right to resist -- to impose vast and controversial changes on the 17 percent of the economy that is health care. When the Congressional Budget Office announced that the president's budget underestimates by $2.3 trillion the likely deficits over the next decade, his budget director, Peter Orszag, said: All long-range budget forecasts are notoriously unreliable -- so rely on ours."

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