Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday's trackings

Victor Davis Hanson today on NRO makes an excellent point concerning what else is wrong (among many things!) concerning the recent health insurance bill:
"The strangest thing about Obama's gargantuan, trillion-dollar-plus new health-care entitlement is the timing. Not only are we running $1.7 trillion annual deficits and scheduled to nearly double the $11 trillion debt in only eight years — and watching the logical end to an entitlement state in Greece's implosion — but we are witnessing the meltdown of almost every government-run program imaginable: Medicare is broke; the Postal Service is insolvent and cutting back Saturday service (but probably not a commensurate one-sixth of their budget); and now Social Security spends more than it takes in."

And the American people seem to agree:
"Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government's role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats. Those surveyed are inclined to fear that the massive legislation will increase their costs and hurt the quality of health care their families receive, although they are more positive about its impact on the nation's health care system overall."

Rasmussen now has Republicans leading in the generic congressional ballot by 7 points.

Dallas 109, Denver 93: the Mavericks recently won 13 games in a row. They've been only 4-4 since then. But last night's win was big--they defeated a big rival, are a little bit more secure in the #2 position in the West, and showed again that they can play with the big boys. But they need more consistency. Key stat: Dirk Nowitzki's triple-double: 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.