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Monday, March 15, 2010
Paul Ryan's Op-ed
Paul Ryan has impressed me as of late. He took Obama apart during the health care "summit" and seems to have a set of core beliefs that i can get behind. He is young and seems to have the tools to be a leader of the Republican party in the future.
He has an OpEd in the Washington Post that is an excellent read. Is there any doubt the country would be better off with guys like this in charge?
Rep. Paul Ryan on what real health reform should look like
Today, the House Budget Committee is to mark up a "reconciliation" vehicle, initiating the greatest expansion in government and entitlement spending in a generation through a partisan process to push "health-care reform" across the finish line.
If this debate had actually been about health care, we could have worked together to get a grip on costs, make quality care more accessible, address exclusions for preexisting conditions and realign the incentives of insurance companies with those of patients and doctors. Yet this process -- including its embarrassing conclusion -- demonstrates that the debate has never been about health-care policy but, instead, paternalistic ideology.
Should the Democrats' health-care train wreck make it to the president's desk, it will be a pyrrhic victory, and its devastating consequences will take their toll on our health-care system, our budget and our economy.