“Now I think that what’s driving passions right now is that health care has become a proxy for a broader set of issues about how much government should be involved in our economy, particularly coming off a huge economic crisis. And the only thing that I’ve been trying to say is – number one, I have no interest in increasing the size of government.”
— President Obama, on this past Sunday’s Face the Nation.
“Just finished Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man today. Obama’s team thinks it’s an economics textbook rather than a cautionary tale.”
— Jon of the Exurban League.