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Horton’s pure genius

Posted: March 27, 2010 8:28 p.m.
Updated: March 28, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Having just read Gary Horton’s opinion piece (“‘We’ Dems overcome ‘me’ Reps,” March 24), I am thunderstruck by the pure genius of his words.

For him to so clearly understand how trillions of dollars in additional benefits can be paid for under the new health care legislation, without any adverse financial impact upon both present and future generations, he must possess true genius.

Horton’s skillfully constructed prose, which simplifies complex issues so that they fall into line exactly with what the “Party of We” would have us believe, leads me to conclude that my former economics studies were just a bunch of bull, laden with rank stupidity.

I have to admit, however, that if the argument is limited to providing greater health care coverage to “we” who happen to be living at the moment, I am missing the part about why the “me” Republicans would be opposed to a plan that would benefit them as well.  

Perhaps the genius of the “we” versus “me” argument is just too complicated for me to understand.

Sensing that Horton knows how “we” can best focus upon what is good for us, I nominate him to be the person who explains to our children and grandchildren why we are so much more important than they can ever hope to be.  

If properly explained, I’m sure they will understand why in future decades, they should still be paying for the health care bills of their dead ancestors rather than for their own.  

If anything will require the genius of a clear-thinking wordsmith like Horton, that is it.


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