That’s not all that’s wrong with it …
September 25, 2009, 5:30 pm
Filed under: Politics

Mickey Kaus notes:

Stupidest question on the latest CBS/NYT poll:**

23. Which comes closest to your view? 1. The U.S. needs to fix its health care system now as party of fixing the overall economy. Or 2. Because of the state of the economy, the U.S. cannot afford to fix its health care system right now.

Unless you want to be a heartless Republican (2) you have to buy not only the basic Orszagist argument the health care reform is the key to solving the deficit problem but the broader argument that it’s the key to fixing the entire economy? What if you just think it’s something we should do and that we can afford to pay for? …

Alas, that’s not the only thing wrong with it. Some of us who take the Constitution seriously don’t really believe the U.S. government is authorized to assume this particular power. Suppose we had a President Nehemiah Scudder and the poll question was:

23. Which comes closest to your view? 1. The U.S. needs to forcibly convert all Jews to Christianity. Or 2. Because more than a billion Muslims remain unconverted to Christianity, the U.S. should wait to forcibly convert Jews until the greater problem is solved.

See the problem now?

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