Truth to Power

Bobby Jindal is a…moron? Yup, a hypocritical moron.

The Lambs Were Screaming

by John Cole

Bobby Jindal has an op-ed in the WaPo today featuring some conservative ideas on health care (I’m guessing he’s decided that print is a better medium for him). This one caught my eye:

Reward healthy lifestyle choices: Providing premium rebates and other incentives to people who make healthy choices or participate in management of their chronic diseases has been shown to reduce costs and improve health.

Can you imagine the screams of fascism and nonsense that we would be subjected to if anyone to the left of Rush Limbaugh proposed this? The Reason folks alone would have the vapors and publish a seven part series on faceless bureaucrats trying to tell us all how to live and plaintive wails about central planning. Glenn Beck would be weeping about taking America back from the health care czars who want to run your life, and the teabaggers would plan a Million Meatball March to protest healthy lifestyles. Sarah Palin would have a facebook post up explaining that “management of chronic diseases” is code for getting a check for shooting your sick granny like Old Yeller.

And then the best part would be on Sunday morning, when David Gregory or George Will or one of those jackasses would say “sure, the bill says nothing like that, but it is the Democrat’s fault for using ambiguous language. This really ws a bad stumble for the White House.”

BTW, for those of you curious, other than movement on pre-existing conditions and the one above, the rest of Jindal’s ideas involve tax cuts and de-regulation. I’m sure you are shocked.</em>


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