[September 24, 2007 @ 9:42 pm] David Catron

John Fund points out, in the WSJ, that Hillary Clinton’s “new” health care proposal has already been tried in California:

Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed an eerily similar plan using the same rhetoric and even the same slogan adopted by Mrs. Clinton to describe hers: “Shared Responsibility” … That’s no coincidence. Both ArnoldCare and HillaryCare 2.0 are the product of the same advisers.

However, to the chagrin of the single-payer crowd, the plan has been a box office flop: 

But despite all of its clever political compromises, ArnoldCare is bogged down in trench warfare in California’s liberal Democratic Legislature. If anything passes, it will likely be only a shell of a bill without any financing component.

In other words, Hillarycare won’t even fly in a state whose legislature is dominated by Democrats. And Her Majesty is clearly frustrated with the pesky exigencies of representative democracy:  

 ”I wish it were possible to just wave a magic wand and say from the White House, ‘Here’s what I want.’ But that’s not the way it works,” she told the Associated Press.

That Hillarycare continues to turn everyone off suggests to most reasonable people that it is simply a bad idea. For Hillary, however, its ongoing troubles mean that the democratic process has become an irritating nuisance. 

Think about it.

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