March 23, 2010
So the President signed into law the largest health care reform bill ever passed… I wonder if it was what he had in mind so many months ago.
No matter. Will it help? Or will its benefits be outweighed by the ethical and fiscal costs?
I’ll bet no one, including our Chief Executive, knows.
Personally, I hope this legislation is good for our people. At the very least it will stand as a benchmark litmus test from which we can move forward, either embracing it, adapting it, or repealing it altogether.
This bill is to President Obama as Iraq was to President Bush.
Bush’s foresight is well along the path of being historically vindicated. I hope Obama’s will unfold in the same manner.
March 17, 2010
The smart play on this would be to enact a plan covering those who are legal, and uninsured — especially the children…
Leave the rest alone for now. People are getting angry, anxious, and rightfully concerned about mounting debt.
March 5, 2010
Didn’t make much news, but as a number of news sources reported, President Obama signs Patriot Act extension without reforms.
Now if his predecessor had done this we’d hear all sorts of hysterical outcry, but not now…
Fact is, in so many ways, when it comes to terrorism, Obama is like a Bush third term. He’s in the chair, gets the briefings not accessible on the campaign trail, and he understands the reasonable need to protect our country.
Good for the President. Hope for change doesn’t need to mean deference to paranoid hysteria in our policy.
March 5, 2010
According to the Associated Press:
STOCKHOLM – Dozens of ships including a passenger ferry with nearly 1,000 people on board were trapped Friday in heavy pack ice in the Baltic Sea off Sweden’s east coast, officials said. Ice breakers were trying to free the ferry Amorella and two cargo ships stuck at the edge of an archipelago northeast of Stockholm, while rescue helicopters and military hovercraft were on standby to evacuate passengers if needed. Gale-force winds were hampering the effort, the Swedish Maritime Administration said.
From what we’re now told, the Himalayan Glacial Ice is just as solid, and likely to stay that way for quite some time.
One wonders when the “Global Warming — Climate Change” lobbyists will thaw just a bit and simply encourage a more even handed enhancement of the environment that doesn’t rely on freezing people into intractable positions that are more socialist dogma than scientific reality.
Chech President Vaclav Klaus’ book is excellent on this…