Apr 082009

I continue be amazed at people who have so little sense of self-preservation as not to understand the implications of bank bailouts and manufacturing bailouts for health-care bailouts. But it was heartening to see in today’s WSJ that at least one person besides myself does understand. It was Bruce Anderson, a letter writer:

As a staunch conservative, I say hooray for President Obama and his plan to pick up GM’s warranty obligations. When people get a taste of standing in a post office-quality line to argue with a government clerk over whether their dead transmission was caused by wear and tear and, thus, is not covered by Mr. GoodGovernmentWrench, then they might get an inkling of what government-run health care is going to look like. Better to learn this lesson fighting over brake pads than over a kidney.