10 September 2009

Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Arnold Kling | What's Wrong with Obama's Health Care Speech

He said,
Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan.
And if we don't pass this plan, does he intend to keep the waste and inefficiency, out of spite?

For some more good Waste, Fraud & Abuse humor, I commend you to season 1, episode 3 of Yes, Minister, titled "The Economy Drive," which can be watched in full on YouTube. (Part 1, part 2, part 3.) Yes, Minister, and the follow on show, Yes, Prime Minister, are highly recommended, especially for Sorkinites who think West Wing is the definitive political drama of our times. You could teach an entire PoliSci class basing each lecture on an episode of Yes, Minister.

Also, as with all political speeches, I am reminded of this XKCD gem:

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