Lagging Indicators

December 22nd, 2009at 04:05pm Posted by Eli

You know, every time I hear someone tell me that passing the Senate healthcare bill is a good thing because it will inevitably be improved down the road, I can’t help but be reminded of the Obama administration’s tonedeaf insistence that the stimulus worked, the recession is over, and employment is merely a “lagging indicator” that will eventually take care of itself as the Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, yadda yadda yadda.  There is no guarantee that healthcare will get better – quite the contrary, in fact.

Declaring victory without delivering it may work for a little while, but people catch on pretty quickly when they realize that they still don’t have jobs or healthcare (or healthcare that they can afford to actually use). Lying about having fixed the problem only makes you look worse when the truth is revealed.

To adapt an old saying: It’s not the failure, it’s the coverup.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Economy,Healthcare,Obama,Politics


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