Friday, July 24, 2009
Obama's speech was understandably but regrettably light on specific details on how the proposed legislation will make things better. (Understandably b/c the details of the bill are way too fluid; regrettably because the Republicans & pundits keep harping on the vagueness.) It would be good if he & Dems could say "It won't be 100% perfect, some people may end up paying more than currently. But it will overall be an improvement, especially for blameless children". But in the era of "No Child Left Behind" and Zero Tolerance, we apparently can't admit that some people might need to sacrifice more than others.