The President Talks Health Care and the Olympics

The President again spends his weekly address on health care and offering praise to our Olympic athletes. A health care bill is still considered to be a political underdog, but this President is really invested in getting something passed. One quick comment on the summit. I found Republican critics citing the President for being “condescending” in his presentation, yet they have not in print contradicted one of his “condescending” facts. Just one example was his factual slap down of Lamar Alexander’s claim that premiums would go up under the Democratic plan. Read the Krugman piece here.

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1 Response to The President Talks Health Care and the Olympics

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    You Seemed impressed with the Presidents performance.

    Rep Paul Ryan got this in with no reply.

    It was the Wisconsin congressman who made the most pointed remarks about Obama’s reform proposal. For example:
    • “This bill does not control costs (or) reduce deficits. Instead, (it) adds a new health care entitlement when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have.”
    • “The bill has 10 years of tax increases, about half a trillion dollars, with 10 years of Medicare cuts, about half a trillion dollars, to pay for six years of spending. The true 10-year cost (is) $2.3 trillion.”
    • “The bill takes $52 billion in higher Social Security tax revenues and counts them as offsets. But that’s really reserved for Social Security. So either we’re double-counting them or we don’t intend on paying those Social Security benefits.”
    • “The bill treats Medicare like a piggy bank, (raiding) half a trillion dollars not to shore up Medicare solvency, but to spend on this new government program.”

    He had the the President Frozen.

    As for me, I find this pig at odds with the nature of our system for which so much blood has been lost.




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