I hate Ezra Klein. Check that. I am jealous of Ezra Klein. This guy is too young — 26 — to be so damn smart. Yes, I know he is accused and convicted of being a flaming liberal. I don’t care for the simple reason he can explain better than most others the complexities of congressional legislation.
So it was with extreme interest I read his piece Friday in Newsweek wailing against Republican deficit hawks attempting to gut the health reform act.
Like it or not, Klein presents a powerful case of mean-spirited Republicans sabotaging legislation designed to help people and in its process implode the process costing taxpayers billions of unnecessary additional dollars. And for what? To regain power for themselves and screw the American public.
His pitch and my plea is to allow the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to play itself out. My suggestion is to read Klein’s account by blanking out the political garbage and concentrating on the factual data based on projections by the Congressional Budget Office.
The health reform law is not perfect by a long shot. But, it is a start and needs a fighting chance without political interference by a segment of our society who lost their battle but continue to fight their war.
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Cross posted on The Remmers Report
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Jerry Remmers worked 26 years in the newspaper business. His last 23 years was with the Evening Tribune in San Diego where assignments included reporter, assistant city editor, county and politics editor.