Congressional Democrats have been insufferable since the president signed the health care bill. Defenses have been dropped and tongues are wagging in the giddiness over what legislators have persuaded themselves is a seminal event in our history. Max Baucus will eventually regret his widely-reported remark about income “mal-distribution,” but for now hubris knows no bounds. Speaker Pelosi was only half right when she remarked at the March 26 enrollment ceremony that “It is with great pride and even more humility that we come together today to enroll this important legislation.”
Democrats have moved on to sell their interpretation of the bill, eagerly spreading the myth that health insurance will become more affordable, despite their own Congressional Budget Office’s analysis to the contrary (see Obamacare: Socialism of a Different Sort).