Here’s a letter that I sent this morning to the New York Times:
Paul Krugman wants the House to pass the Senate’s current health-care bill because “the nation is waiting” (“Do the Right Thing,” Jan. 22).
Ummm…. no. Polls show that health-care ‘reform’ of the sort the Senate passed is now overwhelmingly unpopular. Indeed, as Scott Brown’s victory makes clear, it’s unpopular even in Massachusetts – perhaps the most ‘Progressive’ state in the union. And the President and members of the House obviously believe these polls, otherwise they wouldn’t have so quickly run away from the Senate bill.
For Mr. Krugman nevertheless to insist that “the nation is waiting” for final legislative approval of this ‘reform’ reveals that Mr. Krugman’s arrogance has reached such Brobdingnagian proportions that he mistakes his own desires for those of the American public.
Donald J. Boudreaux