Economics

Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on the Talker-in-Chief's Health Care Speechathon

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At Forbes, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia points out that despite all of his talk of conducting a civil dialouge, listening to each other, staying open to new ideas, and yada, yada, yada, President Barack Obama's speech on Wednesday was the policy equivalent of the middle finger to the majority of Americans, a group who opposes a government takeover of health care. He broke his old promises, he spread new lies, and, notes Dalmia:

If there was anything bipartisan about the speech it was that he embraced every bad big-government idea from both sides. If he prevails, the American public won't get "choice and competition" as he proclaimed, but a one-size-fits-all government-prescribed health care plan that it dare not refuse and dare not challenge.

Whole thing here.