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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 09:55 AM

10. What's needed is rather more than a blame the politicians game

that comes out of such defensiveness. So you blame a governor, what does that fix? Almost Nothing.

Blame Scott Walker, for example. What does that change? Nothing; he'll use it as an indication that he is ideologically pure in his run for the presidency.

The ACA as it is may have been the best that could be accomplished. Sure blame can be assigned....I think SCOTUS poisoned it in utero, for example.

But, recognizing the ACA has limitations and has been handicapped and thereby remains an inadequate solution doesn't mean for example, that Barak Obama, -must- or is being blamed for those short comings.

It just means that progress is still necessary.

Progress requires fixing problems...which means recognizing the problems. Progress toward improvement is inhibited by being so defensive about the original work (and workers who engaged it) that the problems can't be admitted into discussion.



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