darkskywatcher (darkskywatcher) wrote,

Too long. Again

As the year winds down, I've been increasingly pessimistic about the nation's political situation. The absurdity of President Obama accepting the Peace Prize and after choosing war in Afghanistan. The big banks sleezing their way out of TARP with barely a lesson learned(except maybe that they can do it again and get away with it). The important measures that keep being cut out of the health care plan.

Then I started doing some reading, with the intent of blasting the health care plan in more detail, and I remembered: as much as has been taken out, there is still good stuff left. Not as much as the country needs, no, but still probably a step in the right direction. Sure, it's been easy for me to criticize Obama and Congress for not going far enough, but I have to remember that the legislative system is really slow, and even a strong majority is going to move slowly on such a big issue. In effect, compromise on health care is the price we pay for not having social security privatized by WBush several years ago.
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