Tags: Healthcare Reform | Steve Malzberg Show | VA Scandal | james taranto | veterans affairs | scandal

WSJ's Taranto: VA Scandal Doesn't Signal Obamacare Failure

Thursday, 29 May 2014 04:59 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

The Veterans Affairs healthcare scandal should not be seen as a bellwether for the failure of the Affordable Care Act, according to James Taranto, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

"The systems are different. The particular failures are different,'' Taranto told Dennis Kneale, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

He pointed to the mismanagement of emergency relief after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Story continues below video.



"There was an argument that people on the left made which is government is showing its incompetence,'' said Taranto, who is also editor of the Journal's online editorial page, OpinionJournal.com.

"Of course, they emphasized the federal government, not the state government in Louisiana and the local government in New Orleans which were controlled by Democrats.

"They said that this shows that Republicans can't govern because Republicans don't believe in government. Republicans think government is bad and therefore they're no good at running government.

"Well, here we have Democrats who believe that government is good and they don't seem to be very good at running government either. So the question is, how do you get competent governance, and maybe the answer is you need less government."

See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

CEI's Carrie Sheffield: Govt Suit Against S&P a 'Chilling Precedent'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 21:27 PM

The government's case against Standard & Poor's over its rating of home mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisi . . .

FBT's Tom Hutchinson: Recession to Put Us in 'Deeper Hole'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:44 PM

The U.S. economy is in great shape now, but the next recession won't be pretty, Tom Hutchinson, the senior editor of the . . .

Dinesh D'Souza: Romney Had His Chance and I'm Glad He's Out

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:01 PM

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza says former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the right choice in dec . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved