Wednesday, January 30, 2008

‘Pell Grants for (private) schools’? Hell, Pell Grants for national healthcare

Instead of Shrub’s marketing plan, in his (thank doornknob, final) State of the Union, to rename vouchers for religious schools “Pell Grants for kids,” can’t we have somebody talking about “Pell grants for national healthcare”?

If progressives think a German-style voucher system, with mandates but government assistance in individuals paying for it, and the openness of free-market insurance shopping, is an easier sell than a British single payer system, which I do, this is the talking phrase needed.