E.J. Dionne: Forcing 32 million Americans to Buy Insurance is ‘Enormous Social Reform’
Newsbusters gives us our daily dose of flawed liberal thinking (if Ezra Klein’s recent stupidity wasn’t enough). According to the liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, forcing 32 million Americans to get health care coverage against their will is “enormous social reform.” Most of us would just call it “big government idiocy.”
From Noel Sheppeard:
Consider if you will the following paragraph from E.J. Dionne’s column in Thursday’s Washington Post:
And, yes, there is the small issue of Obama’s real achievements, the health-care law, above all. If insuring 32 million more Americans is not an enormous social reform, then nothing can be said to count as change. The now well-rehearsed list of additional accomplishments – from Wall Street and student-loan reform to the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the simple fact that the economy’s catastrophic slide was halted and reversed – would, in the abstract, do any administration proud.
Let’s start with that second sentence: “If insuring 32 million more Americans is not an enormous social reform, then nothing can be said to count as change.”
First off, ObamaCare doesn’t insure 32 million more Americans, as, thankfully, there was no government option to cover those currently not so. As such, one has to wonder what Dionne and his ilk are thinking when they make this kind of absurd observation.