Don Boudreaux asks it.
Questions for Ms. Pelosi. If the citizens of Massachusetts are able, without any further legislation from Congress, to foist on themselves the kind of government-directed health-care that Ms. Pelosi alleges the rest of the country desires, what’s stopping people across America from doing in each of their states what the people of Massachusetts have already done in that state? Why does Congress have to act at all?
I’m pretty sure it’s because we’re all stupid and helpless.