I disagree with Hightower.

What you will find here is: a centrist's view of current events;
a collection of thoughts, arguments, and observations
that I have found appealing and/or amusing over the years;
and, if you choose, your civil contributions which will make it into a conversation.

He not busy bein' born, is busy dyin'. - Bob Dylan

Please refer to participants only by their designated identities.

suggestion for US citizens: When a form asks for your race, write in: -- American

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ACA creates opportunities

Jay Carney made the following statement in regard to a CBO report that projected that as many and 2.3M Americans will opt for part time work due to provisions in the ACA.

At the beginning of this year, we noted that as part of this new day in health care, Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams," he said. "This CBO report bears that out, and the Republican plan to repeal the ACA would strip those hard-working Americans of that opportunity."

When I first heard the statement I was incredulous, followed by furious, followed by resignation, followed by admiration.  The merits of the statement not withstanding I think it is a winning argument for the Ds.  Not just a winning argument, but one the Rs will find most difficult to attack.


  1. I got into a discussion about this last night with some people who are smart professional people and Jon Stewart's bit the other night about trying to fit the Ds argument on a bumper sticker came to mind. In politics technical explanations of your policies are all well and good, but how many will think it through as you did?

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. A corruption of Alfred E. Neuman’s famous line would fit on a bumper sticker.

      What? Me Work? – Vote Dem

    3. Bumper sticker 2 - I am imagining the artist wanabe with his subsidized insurance whistling the tune that the Seven Dwarfs whistled as they marched off to work except, this time, the bumper sticker says “Whistle while THEY work”.

    4. Bumper sticker 3 - Hi Ho, Hi Ho it’s off to work THEY go.