Democrats distrust governors and state legislatures on health care

It really is an important part of the political theater some of you have been watching today. There were no governors or state representatives in that room. Not one. Many Democrats and Washington bureaucrats like the power, and are unwilling to give it up.

The video – courtesy the Republican Study Committee with a hat tip to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit – tells the story. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asks the question. Do we distrust our governors? Do we distrust our state legislatures? All solutions do not come from within the beltway my friends. And those solutions that do frequently leave us at status quo or worse with a lot less money available to future generations, and a lot more problems.


Allah at Hot Air has more on the Ryan performance.

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  1. Linda Mae on February 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    We need to call Obama's bill what it is and what most American's will understand:  The Obama Lay-A-Way Health care plan.  In a layaway, yu pay until you have [paid the price of the item you want.  Then, only then, can you take it home with you to use.  The analogy is so perfect for the plan Obama has.  I want to know what happens to the taxes paid into the plan if the person dies before getting a chance to use it?  Refunds?  Gift certificates??? REfund paid to your credit card?  It seems to me that there should be some laws regulating the buying of goods and services that need to be addressed.  But only if Obama had integrity.  Fiduciary responsibility.  What a mess!!!

  2. donh on February 26, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Did you hear Chris Dodd….His line of aguement was that all those people who freely choose not to buy insurance cast society and raise the price of insurance for the rest of us. I thought this was about people who wanted to buy insurance but could not afford it. However, the way Dodd talks, the plan is a violation of personal liberty and freedom that forces people to buy something they don’t want. It shows a fundamental ignorance of economic law. When a smaller quantity of any product transacts in a market , a supplier ?has to get a higher price to stay in business. So people who do not buy a brand new car are forcing everyone else to pay a higher price for their new car. That’s bad for society? You going to force everyone to buy a new car? The way to sell more insurance or cars? is human resourcefullness. Find ways to lower costs so the price?is ?brought down in the face of weak demand and stimulate transactions that otherwise would not take place.

    • donh on February 26, 2010 at 3:50 am

      "cast society is supposed to read "cost society"

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