We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
After Thanksgiving dinner I listened to five or ten men discussing ObamaCare or at least what variation Washington should create instead.
They weren't dunces, some were well briefed on costs, taxes, and the likely consequences. Some offered knowledge of the health care in other developed nations, etc.
I said nothing, their thoughts made no intersection with mine. Not one of them even mentioned that maybe Washington should try fixing programs they already run. That perhaps our political classes and public servants weren't the Gods we wanted to serve.
Simplifying, fixing, improving, and adjusting simply had no meaning to them. The concern was whether health care overhaul required merely huge changes or whether truly colossal ones would be better still.