|By Tracy Warner, The Wenatchee World, Wash.|
It was either a good week or bad depending on your political preferences, but court rulings are rarely saviors, and criticism alone won't solve problems. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, survives, but won't do much if anything to quell the growing costs of health care that bring governments to the brink, throttle down economic growth, threaten jobs and wages, discourage hiring and add to record federal deficits. Opposing the Affordable Care Act and criticizing its many faults is a fine and possibly fruitful political position. Undoing it, if that's possible, won't help much, if at all. And you can beat your chest and complain about illegal immigrants, or seek favor among those who sympathize with them, but riding an issue is not resolution.
If you are naturally optimistic you can believe that Monday's
When the Affordable Care Act was being debated in 2010, health care consumed 16.2 percent of
Fast forward to the momentous month of
We have many judges and politicians who can pick a law apart. We have too few building us up.