Wednesday, August 19, 2009

McArdle On Lying

19 Aug 2009 12:38 pm

The Politics of Prevarication

I am, of course, happy that the Democrats' plans for our health care system are not doing well at the polls.
Of course you are. And of course by "at the polls," you mean "in polling," or an equivalent phrase differentiating actual elections from some schmuck on the telephone asking questions.
Good policy shouldn't need to be sold by wacked-out lies. (I'm looking at you, too, Democrats--who was it who told granny she was going to lose her social security during the last big Republican reform effort?)
And just where would grandmother's money be today had Social Security been privatized & the funds handed over to Wall Street?


Susan of Texas said...

Granny would be living with McArdle and the boyfriend and dog instead of looking for a new apartment in DC. Since all three of them--blushing bride, boy groom, and dog--are over six feet, that wouldn't be much fun.

nilsey said...

in fairness, if the government mandated runds to go into private investments (wallstreet) for social security, it may have staved off the crisis for a few months.

nilsey said...

funds, not runds. although runds are cool, too.

Mr. Wonderful said...

Runds *are* cool, but once the government starts mandating them it all goes to hell.