We are grateful to Fox for running the piece and to Instapundit for linking to it, and quoting this passage:
Today’s political regime is like legacy software, built for an earlier world.
Institutions of the 20th Century welfare state that once looked permanent are crumbling. The old operating system has been kludged so many times it won’t work much longer. It has to be replaced.
The time-worn liberal-progressive wisdom is simple: See a problem, create a government program to fix it.
ObamaCare proves this approach no longer works. . . . The government shutdown, and the failures of ObamaCare, are dramatic symptoms of an old systems reaching its end.
But this is a time of transition, not decline.
In the Fox piece I offer some policy proposals for healthcare reform, which are consistent with our vision of where America should be heading.
I get most of the good ideas I may have about reforming healthcare, once Obamacare has been repealed and consigned to the trash heap of history, from my friend C. Steven Tucker. His blog is here, and you should make it a regular stop. Steve was predicting the catastrophic consequences of Obamacare YEARS ago. How could he do this? He is an insurance professional, understanding the law is his full time job. Steve read all 2,000+ pages of the law immediately after it was passed, and more than that, he understood it! He can truthfully say “I told you so!” But like everyone who is not blinded by partisanship, he would much rather that this ruinous law had never been passed in the first place.
President Obama and his Democrat allies have created a huge mess that is just going to get worse, and a lot of people are going to be hurt in the process. It is all tragic and unnecessary. Obamacare is, I hope, the final, massive failure of the 20th Century welfare state model, and that we will survive it, repeal it, transcend it, and replace it with something much better.