A reader writes:
"It's a paid-for $900 billion over ten years."
No, Andrew, it's not; and wishing it won't make it so. Moreover, it's irrelevant so long as costs aren't contained. Oh, but wait...
"I agree we need to come back and grapple with healthcare costs in the context of overall budgetary reform."
Can we grapple with healthcare costs, like, right now?
Can we squeeze all of the "waste, fraud, and abuse" out of Medicare first?
"But not until the economy is healthier."
Oh, I guess not.
"And is someone who worked for George W. Bush honestly blaming Obama for trillions of dollars in new debt?"
Beneath you. Especially in light of Frum's erstwhile intellectual honesty.