So one of Rahm's charges, Nancy Pelosi, wants to levy a 40 percent windfall-profits tax on the providers of high-cost health insurance plans.
If Rahm Emanuel had a brain in his head, he'd tell Pelosi to drop the 1950-era and peacetime sobriquet she uses to describe those high-cost plans: "Cadillac," and to get herself a new prop. (I suggest "F-22 Raptor.")
Then Rahm would tell Pelosi that the deal's off--if she plans to have the tax also be a tax deduction.
The arrangement Nancy Pelosi would have going for herself here is identical to the one that's been enabling her to enjoy all the fruits of a war voter without ever requiring her to turn in her antiwar vestments (so as to be unable to celebrate the sacraments).
Oct 16 2009 - 10:04am