Krugman’s fantasy

Paul Krugman: …Imagine, now, a much simpler system in which the government just pays your major medical expenses. In this hypothetical system you wouldn’t have to shop for insurance, nor would you have to provide lots of personal details. The government would be...

Obama: arrogant and delusional

Stephen Moore in the WSJ What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president...

right for the wrong reasons

Howard Dean: The only problem is — and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is — the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it’s a good start. But we’re not going to get out of this deficit...

how to count medicare’s true bureaucracy

Yuval Levin at National Review [T]he notion that Medicare has “less bureaucracy” than private insurers is deeply confused. . . . That sort of argument is often based on the claim that Medicare’s ratio of administrative costs (the money it spends on...

the man with no plan

Mark Steyn …A few years ago, attempting to impose a “European constitution” upon the Continent, the Eurocrat elite took to warning their dull-witted peoples that if they were impertinent enough not to support their betters they’d be on a one-way ticket...

medicare blow back

Rich Lowry …On “Meet the Press” the other day, I asked Rachel Maddow if she supported the $700 billion in cuts, and she simply wouldn’t say. Here was the Oxford-educated pride of liberal punditry professing to have no opinion on a primary means of funding...