I received a copy of Antifragility, the latest book by Nassim Taleb who previously authored the The Black Swan. He writes in the book's Prologue, "At no point in history, have so many...with no personal exposure, exerted so much control (over the lives of others who are at risk)" That [...]
Of the two default states of Congress, hysterical panic or clueless optimism, I'm not sure which produces more miss-targeted, poorly written or outright destructive legislation. One thing is sure, stupidity is bi-partisan.
This was too good to pass up. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee intoned a new freedom during the debate about ObamaCare. In response to the concern that - like all welfare programs - the new entitlements championed by the Democrats will lead to an increase in the jobless rate along with a vast increase in governement dependency, Van Hollen expressed his concern about, "the freedom to choose not to get a job."
I look forward to the forthcoming session of the Potomac Wind Ensemble and watching the Progressives struggle to avoiding the consequences of the drubbing they took in the last election as result of their determination to force ObamaCare down the country's throat. Seems that Progressives everywhere feel that their agenda, and theirs alone, represents the will of the people.