Thursday, August 29, 2013

Defund or Delay Obamacare?  The Humpty Dumpty Question
“The question is, “said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be the master, that’s all.”

Lewis Carroll (1831-1898), Through the Looking Glass
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.
Nursery Rhyme
Obamacare reminds me of Humpty Dumpty.  If Obamacare has a great fall, i.e. is defunded or falls because of its great faults , will the Obama administration be able to put it together again?
Or,  if Obamacare is delayed a year, who will then be the master , the President or Congress, after the midterm elections?   The answer to the question depends, I suppose, on the make-up of the new House and Senate.
These are the questions and issues at stake as Republicans and the White House battle over raising the debt limits  as leverage to block the health law – either by stripping away its funds or delaying implementation?  Will the master be the man on White Horse in the White House who insists on raising spending and taxes?  Or will the masters be men in the black hats who insist on government living within its means by cutting spending and setting limits on entitlements and the budget?
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