A Better Prescription For What Ails Us

Over the past few years, President George W. Bush has demonstrated a staunch unwillingness to compromise with the Democrats--except when it comes to their worst ideas. He caved on school vouchers, even though his limited plan might have provided a needed jolt of creative competition in the poorest neighborhoods. And last week he indulged the Democrats--along with the powerful AARP and other selfish senior lobbyists--on prescription drugs for the elderly.

The Senate Finance Committee, once one of the few responsible congressional outposts, opened the bidding with a $400 billion proposal over 10 years. This just weeks after Congress passed a $350...

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