For those of you who didn't know, but perhaps suspected, Congress is inhabited by grifters and incompetents, who are, at the moment, hell bent on making a bad problem worse. Despite the warnings of many, including Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendord, who warned lawmakers that the legislation that he has seen so far would raise costs, not lower them, Congress is moving ahead with ill concieved health care reform. I predict that it won't matter if it is passed since the U.S. will be well down the road to third world status before this all but certain to pass monstrosity takes ill effect.
Between the steadily deteriorating economy- witness the dreadful numbers on shipping traffic out of the very important Long Beach, CA port- and the capital flight that will ensue for, among other reasons, much higher tax rates on what is left of the wealthy in the U.S., there won't be anything like enough revenue to pay for nationalized health care. Between such epic swindles as cap and trade, and the latest rammed through health care reform package, things are playing out in the manner of the blackest of black comedies. It truly is a charade. Who is Congress fooling? The nation is irretrievably insolvent. There simply isn't the money to pay for this audacious nonsense, and since we have long since entered the realm where adding debt is counter productive, we have no hope of making this health care legislation work.
So, at least for me, the burning question becomes, what is going on? Is there some sort of psychosis at work that is compelling our elected officials to engage in what, for all the world, appears to be a grand fool's errand? Is it possible that many in Congress know that this is simply folderol, but that they are best served by pretending? Your guess is as good as mine, and if you have any ideas that you feel amount to keen insights do pass them on.