One thing I find bizarre in the discussions of the current health care nationalization effort is the view, not just among the Democratic Party leadership, that if legislation is passed
Leaving aside the idea that you have a problem if you are trying to pass legislation that is so vague and indeterminate that you can’t explain what it is until it is passed, the elephant in the room seems to me that this completely ignores the fact that the payments start immediately but the benefits don’t kick in until 2014 or later. What exactly would be explained after passage, “Your taxes are going right now up but in just 4 years you’ll get some good stuff unless Congress changes things. But don’t worry about that, Congress will be ‘fixing’ all the problems before then.”? That despite the deficit of trust that our current Administration has so unexpectedly incurred.