December 29, 2009

A Refreshingly Different Projo Voice on Healthcare Reform

Carroll Andrew Morse

I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that it's not Edward Achorn who's been the primary author of the Projo's recent series editorials on healthcare reform.

The position of the Projo editorial board has been pass anything, it doesn't matter if the legislation has been read or not, so long as it means that the government will be on the path to more control of the healthcare system.

Achorn's position is a bit more nuanced…

It is not an act of Aryan supremacy to wonder what part of the Constitution empowers Congress to compel people by threat of jail or fines to buy very expensive products — in this case, health insurance — produced by private companies with influential Washington lobbyists.

It does not make one a “birther” to question how the struggling middle class will afford all this — the vast new government entitlement in the teeth of massive deficits, the huge tax hikes to pay for some of it, and the mandates for expensive insurance.

One need not be a member of a right-wing militia to feel suspicious when a law that will affect every American is crafted behind closed doors, larded up with bribes to politicians, and rushed through the Senate in a series of votes in the dead of night, capped by one on Christmas Eve, when any reasonably sane citizen is distracted from guarding the national cookie jar.

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Pat Crowley,the wannabe revolutionary,would disagree.He has a weekly diatribe against Achorn.I don't hardly know who Achorn is,so I'm not taking sides(except Crowley is wrong 99 44/100% of the time-just like Ivory Soap)

Posted by: joe bernstein at December 29, 2009 7:15 PM

Bravo, Ed Achorn!

Posted by: Monique at December 29, 2009 11:34 PM

I would like to buy the Projo and put the AR team in charge of editorial policy. Achorn can name his job at the new company.

Posted by: BobN at December 30, 2009 8:21 PM
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