If there is a phrase in the English language that explains this dismal time of political gridlock, miscalculations and deceptions it is “unknown knowns.” At least this is the opinion of Geoffrey Wheatcroft writing in Sunday’s The New York Times.
President Obama, along with Pelosi and Reid, the legislative twins of deception, are trying to sell another, unsustainable entitlement to be added to the burgeoning federal deficit. Meanwhile thousands of government workers in California and Greece have taken to the streets to protest cuts in their ever more unsustainable salaries and retirement benefits. Meanwhile, across the continent, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts announced the failure of the state’s experiment in government controlled health care when he announced hard price controls across almost all Massachusetts health care system.