universal health care http://wamc.org en Andrew Coates: That's what you get when you kick the can down the road http://wamc.org/post/andrew-coates-thats-what-you-get-when-you-kick-can-down-road <p></p><p>"Kicking the can down the road" is an idiom that means to defer something crucial in hopes that the problem will become someone else's responsibility.&nbsp;The other day it occurred to me that "kicking the can down the road" has become a trademark of contemporary governments worldwide -- from the European debt crisis, to the so-called sequester, to the decision to defer changing the tax on New York's wealthy until a non-election year.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:45:51 +0000 Andrew Coates 60497 at http://wamc.org