"The idea that government officials can play God from Washington is not a new idea, but it is an idea that is being pushed with new audacity."
With that, Thomas Sowell starts his readers on a reality-check tour in his latest column. The pull from Washington is to take power, and sadly, more and more, there is a real push among otherwise free citizens to give it over to their leaders.
We must not let President Obama or any other politician, regardless of party, distract us with scapegoats and talking points.
"Like other magicians, Obama has chosen his distractions well. The insurance industry is currently his favorite distraction as scapegoats, after he has tried to demonize doctors without much success.The nice thing about being an American is that we don't have to be dominated by party politics. We can (and should) point to the Constitution, the facts, and use our God-given common sense to solve the social ills that confront every generation.
Saints are no more common in the insurance industry than in politics or even among paragons of virtue like economists. So there will always be horror stories, even if these are less numerous or less horrible than what is likely to happen if Obamacare gets passed into law.Obama even gets away with saying things like having a system to "keep insurance companies honest"-- and many people may not see the painful irony in politicians trying to keep other people honest."