Governments version of the Magic Roundabout.
Okay. If you tried this ploy on your parents, you wouldn’t get away with it. If your kids tried it on you, you wouldn’t fall for it either. So why are the American people letting the Government get away with this ploy? I don’t know. And I don’t get it. Maybe there is just so much going on that it gets lost in the mix. Maybe it’s because of the deceptive and disingenuous way it’s being presented by Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.
Here’s the ruse: “Give us more of your money today, and we will reduce tomorrow’s health care costs. We will increase efficiency. And we will do all of this without increasing the budget deficit!”
What exactly is stopping them from reducing health care costs and improving the efficiency of health care delivery now? Why do they need more money today to accomplish these things tomorrow? What magical powers does the next dollar of tax collections have that the current ones don’t?
Exactly. None. So when Congress asks to increase taxes and the deficit in order to fix health care tomorrow, let’s respond to them as we would our clever but errant children: Ask to see some proof today first.
You know how that will turn out. And so does Congress. That’s why they just keep promising the moon. What I don’t get is why we continue to let them get away with it.
[Not just the US Government plays on the roundabout – I’m sure they learnt from the Brits! Ed.]