Monday, February 4, 2008

What Was She Thinking?

Hillary Clinton has explained how she would get everyone to sign up for universal healthcare: she'd garnish their wages.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."

It's not so surprising that Hillary would use the Nanny State to garnish wages; she assumes that her constituents aren't very smart and she has little regard for personal liberty. What is surprising is her timing -- that Hillary would admit that she would have to garnish wages on the eve of Super Tuesday. I can't wait to see what Barack Obama does with that gem.

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