Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mankiw Proposes Obama Wear a Whine Button

LOL. I knew Harvard University Professor Greg Mankiw had it in him. He writes:

How Not to Stop Healthcare Inflation
By Greg Mankiw

The NY Times reports:
President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, White House officials said Sunday.
Very, very strange. You would think that all those future Nobel-prize-winning economists working for the President would explain to him the history and economics of government price controls. Imposing price controls certainly wasn't President Nixon's finest hour.

Maybe President Obama should instead follow in President Ford's footsteps and start wearing a WHINE button on his lapel, for Whip Healthcare Inflation Now, Egads!

Feckless would be one step better than counterproductive.

1 comment:

  1. Obama wants to be Clinton, but may end more like Carter and Ford.

    President Obama wants to parent America. This citizens doesn't want health insurance mandates or forced conversion of IRA's into annuities. I want influence peddling cleaned up and a fair shake.