The rallying cry for the very most liberal causes of the past 20 years has been, "It's for the children."
Well, now it is. The $1.5 trillion tab for nationalization of the health care insurance industry is to be placed on the backs of the children.
As Ramesh Ponnuru put it so well in NRO
In the primaries, Obama distinguished himself from Clinton on health care by opposing an individual mandate. In the general election, he distinguished himself from McCain by opposing taxes on health benefits. So now he is trying to pass bills with both an individual mandate and taxes on health benefits — and his supporters are saying that Congress should go along because he won the election.Politics has become a shell game, a con game soaking life from present and future generations.
Name one mandate that hasn't grown, one rule from Washington that hasn't become tighter.