Friday, September 27, 2013

Jim Geraghty neatly identifies what I have long believed to be the fatal flaw of big government leftism: the hubris of thinking that some team of uber-bureaucrats is all we need to guide humanity to paradise.

Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and his crew thought they could make this work, and successfully manage the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy, implementing a system of new taxes, new exchanges, new required coverage, subsidized premiums, penalties for not purchasing insurance, penalties for "Cadillac coverage" plans, elimination of low-cost catastrophic care options, thousands of "navigators" handling people's personal health information, new incentives to move workers to part-time, new incentives to limit the number of workers at a business... and now we're starting to see the parts fly off.

It's not that Team Obama is incapable of running such an unwieldy contraption. NOBODY'S TEAM could have pulled it off. But the left continues to believe they possess some sort managerial genius that will allow them to succeed where nobody could possibly hope to succeed. It's nothing but hubris and narcissism.


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