It turns out to be almost exactly five years since I began crusading for health reform. At the time, all the buzz was about privatizing Social Security, and many people still thought it would happen; meanwhile, I wrote thatActually, the only "joke" is the false belief that Krugman and others are promoting that Congress has repealed the Law of Scarcity. Furthermore, don't forget that Lenin himself declared that government-provided medical care would be at the heart of the new communist utopia.
serious health care reform isn’t on the table, and in the current political climate it probably can’t be. You see, the health care crisis is ideologically inconvenient.
And here we are: Social Security still stands, and health reform — imperfect, compromised, but real — has happened.
Update: The title of this post, with its evocation of the Soviet Union, was what is known in the trade as a “joke.”
Monday, March 22, 2010
It Ain't a Joke, Paul
Paul Krugman trots out his "five-year plan" and tells us it really is a joke: