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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Presidential Address Puts Jobs Over Health Care


“President Obama drew sustained laughter from Congress, especially Democrats, on Wednesday when he declared in his State of the Union speech that ‘by now it should be fairly obvious that I didn’t take on health care because it was good politics.’ But after spending 2009 emphasizing that a health care overhaul was his top domestic priority, Mr. Obama gave it much less prominence in his address. He did not mention it until more than half an hour in — a sign of how imperiled the bill has become.” (New York Times, Thursday)

The solution is the same for both: back off.

FEE Timely Classic
“Loved to Death: America’s Unresolved Health-Care Crisis” by Michael J. Hurd


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.