August 12, 2012

WE ALL KNOW WHERE WE'RE HEADED:

A Romney win just got scarier  (ANDREW LEONARD, 8/12/12, Salon)

You know who the real winners are? Wonks! Back in 2008, wonks had a field day comparing the merits of Obama's (no mandate) and Hillary Clinton's (yes mandate) healthcare plans. But ever since Romney secured the Republican nomination, it's been a wonk nightmare. There's no there there in his policy proposals, no numbers to crunch, no planks in his platform. But now we've got the Ryan plan to crank on. We've got details! Sure, they might be details that poll horribly when explained to the average voter, but they invite serious engagement nonetheless. Get used to it -- because we're all going to be getting up to speed on the cost-benefit analysis of Medicare vouchers lickety-split.

And just as all the wonks knew that health care reform would require mandates, so too do they know that the future of the Welfare State is vouchers.

Posted by at August 12, 2012 8:33 AM
  

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