There’s so much I didn’t get to get into in my Monday story about Tenn. Gov. Phil Bredesen’s dismissal of President Obama’s health reform plan as a misguided, costly extension of government.
Here’s the bottom line from Phil himself: the nation’s finances are on a collision course with destiny.
“I’ve always admired what political figures did back in the early days of our nation,” Bredesen said. “You had the Jeffersons and Adams and Washingtons of the world and others who actually themselves had command of issues and wrote intelligently about them. You know what I’m saying?
“When you think about some of the writings at that time, the Federalist Papers, it’s almost impossible to imagine the people in those positions today doing that today. Now, it’s all about sound bites and ghost writing. I wanted to get some alternative thoughts out there, because we need to get some discussion going. We’re on a path that’s not sustainable, and we need to fix it.”