★ Let Me Get This Straight...

So we have a health care "reform" bill that 61% of Americans don't want passed; that liberals hate because it amounts to a massive subsidy for private insurance companies; that conservatives hate because it allows the government to expand its reach into an already heavily-regulated industry; that doesn't lower the cost of health premiums; that will increase the federal budget deficit in a time when it has already surpassed the legal limit; that will not fully cover the forty-five million Americans who don't have health insurance; that will force individuals to buy government-approved health insurance under penalty of imprisonment (for "tax evasion"); that will fund abortions with taxpayer money; that will cut Medicare benefits to seniors; and that will transform health care conceptually from a purchased good to an entitlement.  It is a tragically flawed bill, a poorly-conceived, poorly-executed rush-job that does more harm than good, and no one is satisfied with it. No one except Barack Obama.