President Obama has said the healthcare bill will keep government
out of the insurance business. This is the guy who didn’t want to be in the banking business, and the government is running the banks. This is the guy who had no interest in running the auto industry and the government is running GM.
He also said that the healthcare bill will not add to the deficit. That’s the biggest whopper I’ve heard in a long time. And of course the proposed $245 billion over the next ten years to increase Medicare doctor’s fees was already policy and not a bold face bribe to win approval for the bill. If the rumored cut of up to over 20% in doctors fees goes through with the bill it sure won’t get much support from the AMA. And this will raise the deficit.
Regardless of what this president does he will have caused a deficit of over $9 trillion in the next ten years. He can’t blame that on Bush or the Republicans either because his party has the majority. So who will he blame when push comes to shove? Or will he just invite every American of voting age to the White House to have a talk over a beer?
Of course Nancy Pelosi also made the news with her “let them eat cake” attitude. I’m glad she doesn’t think it’s a popularity contest because the same people saying they don’t trust her or like her are also the ones who might re-elect her. Naturally, when you’re a legend in your own mind I guess if you failed to get re-elected, you could call
it a victory, and rest on your record. These people are delusional anyway so even if she was soundly beaten in a re-election race she would blame it on ballot tampering, Repbulicans, Bush, or a conspiracy.
And why isn’t there a rider in the healthcare bill mandating that all government employees switch over to this newer, gentler, insurance? Since government has taken away our trans-fats, is looking to tax those of us who are obese, smoke, or are not active as they think we should be; do we really want them to be in charge of our
Yesterday I kept hearing about the Canadian astronaut who was harping about the disaster that man has turned earth into. He was quoted as saying it looks a whole lot worse than it did 12 years ago when he was in space. I’m not buying it because I don’t think anyone could remember every little nuance of our atmosphere from 12
years ago. I have to wonder how much Al Gore paid him to say it.
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