As we wait for Obama’s speech tonight, I can’t do any better than to channel Andrew Sullivan:
the end-result looks to me more and more like a simple extension of healthcare security to a lot of people without any real or strong mechanisms to curtail the soaring costs that are bankrupting the country and putting so much strain on US business. Of course, I belong in that archaic camp that believes it is the job of a liberal president to expand such coverage and the job of a conservative opposition to propose ways to afford it
Cover the uncovered, reduce health insecurity for people who lose their jobs—these are worthwhile and achievable goals. Then the fiscal conservatives can have their turn.