Friday, September 11, 2009

Ironing out the details

We were all set to present a training day of in-depth analysis (charts, graphs, expert speakers, powerpoint, tidy agendas, break-out sessions, free association, the works...)of another country's proposed/continued slide into the depths of statism, alas we are still waiting for the other side to produce some/any details to which we can begin the grappling proper:

One day after President Obama pitched his plan for comprehensive health-care reform to a joint session of Congress, administration officials struggled Thursday to detail how he would achieve his goal of extending coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans without increasing the deficit.
Likewise:

President Barack Obama vowed before a national television audience on Sept. 9 that his $900 billion proposal to overhaul health care wouldn’t add "one dime" to the federal deficit.

So far, White House officials have offered few details on how they intend to pay for the plan. Instead, they've deferred to Congress on the issue, saying they'll consider all options.
Suppose we will just have to wait in the parking lot until the other-side gets some modicum of their act together. Not that we are calling anyone out.....