Answering the question: If a useless health care plan crashes in Congress, does it make a noise in Poughkeepsie?
The health care plan didn’t fail because it was poorly communicated, as the president suggested in his State of the Union address. The plan failed because one never existed. It crashed, in a loud public burnout, because a coherent plan was never written. In the spirit of collaboration it was delegated to Congress, who promptly wrote 2,000 pages of status-quo-protecting gobbledygook. In this way, the White House ostensibly asked alcoholics to write the rules for a new kind of Prohibition.