I think you know from bumping into each other in any number of threads in the past that I absolutely respect your always-thoughtful (and often very funny!) posts. With that in mind, I am certain that you'll know that I am not attacking you in any way when I make this post--you just happened to be the lucky dog who raised the issue of the "damage" the health reform bill would do to the deficit, which gave me a convenient place to hit "Reply" so I could post a link I meant to post earlier. So no problems there, right? hrtballon

Alrighty then, on with the show. All I want do with this post is point out that if we are going to throw around blame for rapidly ramping up our federal deficit--and more specifically, ramping it up through some kind of health reform--then everyone here needs to remember that there is plenty of (recent) blame to go around. To wit:

Washington Post article

I think the one that made me laugh (cry?) the most is Hatch's reply about how, gee, buying things we couldn't afford to pay for was just how we did things back then. Translation: When his croneys, as opposed to the other party's croneys, were in power.

It never ends.


He who has a 'why' to live can bear with almost any 'how'.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Sounds like everything takes time, discipline, and patience, and those are seven things I don't have.
--Jon Dore