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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUTH & AGE
Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 16:21.
The discussion on Bill Moyers show last night on PBS between Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone offers insight into the difference between youthful smarts and elder wisdom.
Taibbi would vote to kill the health reform bill. Kuttner would hold his nose and vote for it.
We know that at least temporarily (who can tell what will happen) the Democrats have welded together 60 votes in the U. S. Senate to pass the bill out of that body.
Many of us don’t like the bill. Some of us, me included, will take even a watered down bill with hope of improving it in the future. Lack of a bill would not leave open the possibility of future process and improvement.
The discussion presents the stark difference, I think, between the youthful desire for real change and the older wisdom of taking some change as a step toward more change.
Here’s the discussion between Kuttner and Taibbi: