The approach of the so-called fiscal cliff has unleashed a torrent of inanity in Washington. The cliff is an artificial impediment, a testimony to the ineptitude of the last Congress, an overreaction to our overhyped long-term deficit problem. I don't want to see middle-class taxes raised, but I'm not convinced that there would be severe consequences if we took a Thelma and Louise. We would return to the Clinton-era tax rates, which some economists say would result in a recession. But that's what economists were saying when the Clinton rates took effect in 1993--and the economy boomed. The $500 billion...
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Universal healthcare is what we need.
There was a proposal on the table to make the Healthcare Reform Act basically a Medicare plan. It was shot down.
By big insurance.
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