A reader alerted me this morning to a post by original Grande Conservative Blogress Diva Sondra K on an ignorant remark by an unhappy Congressman from the home state of Daniel Webster. Seems the mean-spirited man from Massachusetts is so used to a fawning press that he just assumes the media will take his remarks at face value.
Rep. Barney Frank on government regulations: “The general fear that the banking members, that we’re going to over regulate on behalf of consumers is a fantasy unrelated to any human experience. The federal government has never done that.”
Ol’ Barney got it backwards.
The real fantasy is not in the minds of conservatives (and other critics & skeptics of big government) who provide detailed evidence of government regulatory schemes run amok with individual anecdotes and society-wide statistics, but in the minds of liberals like Barney who believe that their big-government schemes will work because they will work because they were conceived by really intelligent and very well-meaning individuals.
I mean, Barney’s been pushing a federal overhaul of health care for years now with no evidence that it will reduce costs or improve the quality of care. This self-important Democrat can relate no examples from human experience of government-run health care which does all the things its advocates promised. Indeed, the examples show quite the opposite. But that hasn’t stopped Barney and his cronies from pushing their schemes.
Just look at the studies that have come out after Obamacare has passed. It won’t contain costs. Just this month, for example, we learned that White House says 51 percent of company health plans won’t meet Obamacare guidelines.
Just more evidence to support more theory that when Barney Frank talks, there’s some serious projection going on.