Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't look at me, I'm bitter

Now that I've gotten my ranting out of the way, I'll concur with Krugman:

There’s enormous disappointment among progressives about the emerging health care bill — and rightly so. That said, even as it stands it would take a big step toward greater security for Americans and greater social justice; it would also save many lives over the decade ahead. That’s why progressive health policy wonks — the people who have campaigned for health reform for years — are almost all in favor of voting for the thing.

But that doesn't change the fact that the White House deserves very little credit on the matter as a whole, the bill could have been so much better if they had not negotiated against themselves. They've really burned their base.

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