Saturday, November 07, 2009


Outside of financial reform and monetary policy, I haven't followed anything that Alan Grayson has been working on. But on those issues I've been extremely impressed. This is someone who's taking positions and asking questions long understood to be taboo, at least if one wanted to avoid getting on the wrong side of some powerful interests. He's in a tough home district, and I hope his constituents realize how much good he's done in the short time he's been in Washington.


Blogger John Wendt said...

Grayson's "Die quickly" reminded me of my own impression of the Libertarian position: "Die quietly, and be happy that you got to live in a free country."

11/08/2009 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendt, you seem like you want to be told what to do by a bossy nanny state.

I'd prefer not to be.

11/08/2009 7:41 PM  
Anonymous nickel said...

Here is a link to Grayson speaking "outside of financial reform and monetary policy" that should appeal to a principled conservative.

And Anonymous@7:41PM, ask your fellow senior citizens under Medicare whether they enjoy being "told what to do by a bossy nanny state". You may be in for a shock.

11/09/2009 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medicare is great for the people receiving it now, no question.

But given the onrushing demographic facts, it is not affordable.

Check the projections.

Everyone wants Mercedes Benz healthcare, paid for by someone else.

Why not give everyone a Mercedes Benz - also paid for by that wonderful philanthropic marvel known as 'someone else'

11/09/2009 5:22 PM  
Anonymous nickel said...

OK Anonymous, so Medicare is actually wonderful and has nothing to do with enjoying being told what to do by a bossy nanny state. Glad we cleared up that little misstatement.

I'm being dragged into a health care discussion, but since you're talking Mercedes, check out the unimpressive results of the current american health care system, and check out how much Americans are paying for these results. Now that is truly Kia performance at gold-plated Mercedes price.

It's easy to forget when you're healthy and well-to-do, but if you'd ever had a close one or yourself have a medical condition and no money to pay for it, you'd get an inkling that maybe the market for medical care and the market for cars just aren't the same.

11/10/2009 8:03 AM  
Blogger DrDave said...

Grayson--who seemingly came out of nowhere--is a very bright guy with impressive credentials. And he apparently clerked for Scalia and Bork on the DC court of appeals in the 1980's. (Ginsburg also.) He is an expert on care of the aging, hence the healthcare rant.

I also hope that his constituents appreciate what a rare gem he is. We would be far better served if their were more in government just like him.

11/10/2009 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Chad said...

Anonymous vs. Nickel

Nickel with an easy victory.

11/11/2009 10:02 AM  
Blogger Eric Wilde said...

Contribute to his campaign. The earlier the better. I'm on the opposite side of the country; but, he's the only person speaking the truth loudly enough to hear.

11/17/2009 2:48 PM  
Blogger Eric Wilde said...

Meant to add, and I've contributed to show support for what he's doing.

11/17/2009 2:48 PM  
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