Sunday, November 3, 2013

Obamacare lies are good for you

At least the New York Times editors have come around to the undeniable fact that President Obama lied (sorry, 'misspoke', as if repeated intentional misspeaking is somehow different from bald-faced lying) when he claimed that Obamacare would not take away health insurance that you like. They don't bother trying to twist themselves into pretzels claiming that the president spoke truthfully, so the deserve a bit of credit. On the other hand, they argue that those policies that you liked weren't good enough anyway. They don't explain why people chose those policies that were so bad for them, and, unlike others, they don't say explicitly that people were too stupid to know what's good for them.  Ever the collectivists, their argument is simply that being forced to pay more for coverage that you don't want is just the price that people have to pay to be part of the great progressive project.