March 15, 2010
Pelosi and Marx on 'Freedom'
Nancy Pelosi wants to give birth to a new kind of freedom in America -- the freedom from being "job-locked."In an interview with Rachel Maddow Thursday evening, Pelosi asked Americans to "think" about a bright, new, liberating kind of utopia:Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance. Or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risks, but not be job-locked because a child has a child has asthma or diabetes or someone in the family is bipolar. You name it, any condition is job-locking.Maddow was so overwhelmed and smitten with Pelosi's remarks that she posted the interview on her website under the following title: "Finally! Pelosi frames health reform for the win. (Hint: It's about freedom.)"The problem with Pelosi's remarks, however, is that from hindsight, they are not bright, new, or liberating. On the contrary,...(Read Full Article)