Sunday, December 21, 2008

What History Can Teach Us

As we look toward more government policy directing our course in health care, perhaps it would be wise to take 25 minutes to reflect upon the roots of our current financial crisis and ask ourselves if we could be setting ourselves up for a similar crisis later with health care as Americans subsume an increasing amount of their health care costs.

As Blogojevich has taught us, it might be wise to take pause:
The scandal washing around Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois Governor, has sent ripples of unease through an American political establishment that has long traded favours or appointments for campaign donations.

Some suspect that the only difference between the traditional deal-making that lubricates Washington and the effort to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat was that the Governor got caught.

h/t: Instapundit

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