These are the personal views of Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and former chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission:
Last August, I wrote that on marquee issues–health care reform, cap and trade and the recession–the Democrats are unwilling to listen to the legitimate concerns of center-leaning voters and business leaders who made possible their victories in 2008, and arrogance will destroy their grip on power.
Now it has happened in Virginia and New Jersey.
Americans have grown weary of Nancy Pelosi’s left-leaning colleagues forcing on the majority of Americans a minority solution on health care–the Public Option as a Trojan Horse for a single-payer system. President Obama promising not to raise taxes on the middle class but forcing health-care reforms that will raise the cost of health insurance by one or two thousand dollars a year for the typical middle class family.