I can't remember how many times it has been noted here or on the editorial page that once government starts something it's almost impossible to get it undone. It's always depressing to see one more example:
The Quinnipiac polls, conducted in three states across the past month, all find likely voters to have complex and contradictory views on these repeal lawsuits as well as health care reform itself.
By a slight majority, likely voters tend to oppose the health care reform law. But they also tend to oppose the repeal lawsuits as a “bad idea” that would, for a sizeable portion of voters, make them “less likely” to support a given candidate. In short, voters simultaneously don't want to health care reform but don't want to challenge it either.
And so it goes grows. Politicians aren't stupid. As they pick up on voter sentiment, they will stop campaigning on repealing the reform. We've said this many times before, too: Government has tended to grow because people like government doing things for them, even when they say otherwise. They just don't always like to pay for them being done.