Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Curb Repeal

Ezra Klein makes a couple of good points as to why the Republicans’ chatter about repealing the healthcare bill is a fool’s errand. First, the part they’re complaining about the most — the individual mandate — was proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation and in one case signed into law in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney.

Second, if the Court finds the individual mandate does violate the Constitution, it wouldn’t mean the end of the bill, just a small but important part of it, and it could be replaced.

And finally, after all the years of conservatives complaining about trial lawyers and lawsuits, Ezra comes up with a modest proposal:

No conservative who supports these legal challenges can complain about activist judges ever again.

Case dismissed.