I don’t know enough about health care to debate it clearly. Nor have I read the bills being proposed (of course, neither have most of the people in Congress but…details).
But I do interact with normal people everyday. Here is the most insightful quote I’ve read about politics, the media, and the average American EVAR.
It points to a political discourse that’s badly broken. But more than anything, it creates an enormous incentive to lie, blatantly and repeatedly, to the public. There are no real penalties, and the number of Americans who’ll believe nonsense skews the debate in the liars’ direction. – Steve Benen