My favorite comment.
"We're talking about improving the availability of quality healthcare... even if it means reducing the availability of quality healthcare. Its so retarded it has to work."
Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action. (taken from Ian Fleming's novel Goldfinger)
So the question really is "Is Congress and the Obama administration this retarded or is it enemy action?"
I can accept an argument that they are simply pursuing the ideological tenets of their education assuming that "It has to work" since they have believed that it would their entire life.
OTOH, they may be trying to collapse the system in pursuit of a much larger and nefarious goal involving the direct or indirect control of everyone. If they bury us in massive, debt then trigger a crisis based on that debt then they may believe that the sheeple will call for more and more government control as the only possible solution. Massive debt requires massive cuts or massive taxes and for every tax dollar you send in, it is one dollar less of real freedom you have.
I put the odds of massive spending cuts at less than zero, therefore we are in for a huge political battle as the divide between those producing and those looting widens and pushes us closer and closer to a "resolution" on way or another.
Gird you loins, it's going to get bumpy
In the mean time, I guess it's time to go with "Moscow Rules" of spy craft.
- Assume nothing.
- Never go against your gut.
- Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
- Don't look back; you are never completely alone.
- Go with the flow, blend in.
- Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
- Lull them into a sense of complacency.
- Don't harass the opposition.
- Pick the time and place for action. (aka "Is THIS the hill you want to die on?")
- Keep your options open.