Monday, February 23, 2009

Back to the past

For all those who were wondering how long it would take Sully to go back to his conservative roots.... I think it's happening now. The premise that we need deep cuts in the legacy social safety net programs is as hard core right as it gets. As Krugman said, what's needed is to rein in out of control health care costs or nothing else matters.

Of course, the best way to control health care costs is to have a single payer national health insurance system. Unsurprisingly, Sully seems to be against that.

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Blogger Kathy said...

I think the question Big Tent Democrat asked over at Talk Left was great - "Who you gonna trust on this, Krugman or a Sully..."

No brainer! I'll take Noble Prize winner Krugman over Sullivan any day of the week.

5:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Kathy, Me too.

6:41:00 PM  
Blogger Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Cheney, Bush and the Neocon's have detroyed Conservatism as a movement. I do not mourn over it's death. If a deluded fool wants to use the conservative label then good luck to him. Astronomical deficits. Economic misery. The growing gap between not just rich and poor. But between rich and normal.

8:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's certainly something to be said for universal healthcare, but its feasibility is more of a question than many would like to admit. Given the fact that we've spent more than a trillion dollars in the past couple of months, this practicality should be more of a concern than it is.

I am an Obama fan, but I see no way that he can possibly pursue an effective universal healthcare initiative at this point. Perhaps not at all in his first term.

As for Sullivan, himself, you can read this piece from his magazine this month explaining some of the more specific concerns that should be addressed before jumping into a government-led system.

8:35:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Truth, nothing is permanent in politics. Conservatism will reinvent itself. Movement conservatism one hopes will disappear though.

Hey Nick, health care costs are the problem and universal health insurance is the answer. Take the burden of costs from the employer and deprivatize it to remove the profit factor and the cost for that will balance in other forms of private investment.

11:02:00 PM  

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