Rachel Maddow and Obama Agree: Health and Energy are Key to Fixing Economy

I was watching Rachel Maddow on "The Tonight Show" last night, and heard Jay Leno raise a point we're likely to see quite a bit in the coming months. "The financial [crisis] seems big enough," Leno said. "[Obama is] also taking on energy and health care. Is he biting off too much? Should we just go, 'All right, let's fix the economy; next year we'll talk about health care or energy.' Should you pick one and focus on that? It's like we're doing everything all at the same time."

Rachel's response was spot on: "I think it would be great to focus on one thing at one at a time, if these things weren't all interconnected ... If our health care system stays as stupid as it is, we're never really going to get our economic problems fixed."

And that's the point I was glad to see President Obama emphasize at the White House summit on health care today:


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