Despite his personal trials, however, Holtz-Eakin said his conviction on the hot-button issue of health care is unchanged. He believes that reform is needed, but that President Obama and congressional Democrats are going about it the wrong way. The system is “broken,” he said, but the bills now before Congress do not cut costs enough. On the campaign trail, Holtz-Eakin promoted McCain’s plan to eliminate the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance and give tax credits to individuals to buy their own coverage.
Of the bills moving through Congress, Holtz-Eakin said: “I wish the policies were different, and I wish I could’ve somehow gotten us to a bipartisan place. I think McCain had the capacity to do that.
Will this myth of McCain’s bipartisanship ever stop? Putting aside the fact that he ran a disgusting and ugly campaign with amoral louts like Michael Goldfarb in charge of the campaign, and putting aside the fact that he gave us Sarah Palin, and putting aside the fact that McCain is an angry old fool with a mean streak a mile long, is there ANY DAMNED EVIDENCE AT ALL from the last year that any bipartisan solution could be found? The Republicans have yet to even release their health care plan, and have done nothing but propagate lies, foment unrest, and scream no. In the meantime, they are continuing their purge of anyone to the left of Dick Cheney.
So what exactly makes Holtz-Eakin think there is any way a bipartisan solution could be found. Or Obama, for that matter?