Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is the "Recovery" Obama's 9-11?

Democrats often accused George W. Bush, with some justification, of using September 11 as a reason for any bill he wanted passed by Congress. September 11 was his trump card. It appears President Obama has his own trump card--the recovery. Any bill he wants passed is crucial for economic recovery. In today's papers there are articles about his push for passing health care legislation. (See here for an example.)

The current health care system in the country had nothing to do with the financial crisis that led to the recession. The health care plan may or may not be good for the country, but it has nothing to do with ending the recession. We had growth with the current system and can have growth again with it. It would be nice if policies were argued on their merits rather than by using fallacious arguments.

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