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Health reform is the Holy Grail for Democrats, but it may turn out instead to be their political albatross. President Obama has told Democrats in Congress they must usher in “historic change” by courageously voting for reform, assuring them the voters will thank them later.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 01/12/2010

Print Headline: COLUMNISTS Reform will be an albatross


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  • LevitiCuss
    January 12, 2010 at 9:43 a.m.

    Perfection is the enemy of the good- particularly for those whose very existence depends on maintaining the status quo.

  • tde70
    January 12, 2010 at 1:01 p.m.

    Encroachments upon individual liberty are the enemy of freedom.

    Legislators that believe the General Welfare clause gives them the authority to take the reigns of power from the states and the people are an enemy of freedom.

    Dependence on government is the enemy of self-determination.

    A bill that could only get through one house of Congress by corrupt, back-room drug deals and pure corruption is an enemy to our Constitutional form of government.

    A bill that would tax citizens for 4 years before paying one dime in benefits in order to achieve that false concept of 'deficit neutral' is an enemy to anybody with two brain cells to rub together.

    Our Arkansas delegation that voted for that corrupt, unconstitutional piece of legislation will pay the political price for it. Of course, Lincoln already knows that. I'm not sure it has hit Pryor yet, as he has a little time to stick his head in the sand and pretend it won't come back to bite him. But it will.

    "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    -C.S. Lewis

    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    -Abraham Lincoln

  • johnwmcmaster
    January 12, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.

    tde70, I am sorry but most of the good folks that post comments don't have two brain cells. It is really kinda sad but at least I can almost now understand why this nation is in such sad shape.

  • HB4
    January 13, 2010 at 7:43 a.m.

    I'm waiting for the day when we pay a fee to breath clean air.

    Want fresh air pumped into your home? Pay your bill! Then the Fresh Air Corporation will pump billions of dollars into politics to stifle and/or repeal regulation on industries that pollute the air....gotta create the demand for our product, right?

    THEN, we will make asthma pumps $1,000 per month and medication prohibitively expensive so that we are pressed to pay the high dollar for clean air.

    Then we can force the public schools to sign long term contracts with private, for-profit firms to pump fresh air into schools at bootleg-house prices.

    Ahhhh....sweet freedom....