By John W. Lillpop
Move over, Chuck Schumer! Your ranks have been joined by another liberal Democrat suddenly smitten by a truth virus that had been presumed extinct among Democrats!
To wit: A long-overdue partial enlightenment has descended upon one of the most radical, angry liberals in Congress: Tom Harkin.
Sen. Tom Harkin, one of the co-authors of the Affordable Care Act, now thinks Democrats may have been better off not passing it at all and holding out for a better bill.
The Iowa Democrat who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laments the complexity of legislation the Senate passed five years ago.
He wonders in hindsight whether the law was made overly complicated to satisfy the political concerns of a few Democratic centrists who have since left Congress.
“We had the power to do it in a way that would have simplified healthcare, made it more efficient and made it less costly and we didn’t do it,” Harkin told The Hill. “So I look back and say we should have either done it the correct way or not done anything at all.
“What we did is we muddled through and we got a system that is complex, convoluted, needs probably some corrections and still rewards the insurance companies extensively,” he added.”
Unfortunately, Harkin’s lament is that the Democrats should have rammed a single-payer system down the unwilling throats of Americans, which would have been even worse than the Marxist plan now in place.
Still, Harkin is correct that the Democrats should have done “nothing at all,” rather than the nightmare known as ObamaCare!
And what about the namesake of American's health care disaster: Has Barack Obama learned anything from this failure? How about Nancy Pelosi?