President Obama showed great fluency in the intricate details of health policy at his news conference on Wednesday night, but experts said some of his points were debatable.Now, I must ask.....why would AARP, made up of the elderly, endorse a bill that would pretty much ask them to check out 'voluntarily'....as least for the moment. At the rate things are going, I'm guessing at some point in time, there will be a requirement for us all to report to a 'termination center', ala Soylent Green.
Mr. Obama said doctors, nurses, hospitals, drug companies and AARP had supported efforts to overhaul health care.
While it is true the American Medical Association has endorsed a bill drafted by House Democratic leaders, a half-dozen state medical societies have sharply criticized provisions that would establish a new government-run health insurance plan.If he freakin' kidding? One of the biggest wastes of money is the bureaucracy that is Medicare, and any other gubmint run agency.
Likewise, Mr. Obama said Medicare could save large amounts of money by creating “an independent group of doctors and medical experts who are empowered to eliminate waste and inefficiency” and hold down the annual increases in payments to health care providers.
Far from supporting this proposal, the American Hospital Association is urging hospital executives to lobby against it.Go figure. His lips move....and all you hear are lies. Is he not aware that we aren't all fawning at his feet? Does the concept of NO, we don't want your socialized medicine, one of the most ineffectual health care systems in world?
Of the proposed new cost-control agency, Mr. Obama said: “It’s not going to reduce Medicare benefits. What it’s going to do is to change how those benefits are delivered so that they’re more efficient.”We're talking more bureaucracy, not less, and when there is more, you get more costs. The man has never run a business, or any sort, in his entire life....how the hell would he know? I question his ability to even balance a checkbook.
“If we had done nothing, if you had the same old budget as opposed to the changes we made,” the deficit over the next 10 years would be $2.2 trillion greater, the president said.If we had "done nothing", odds are, the economy would be making a come back, and we wouldn't be hitting double digit unemployment!
In fact, $1.5 trillion of those “savings” are mainly based on an assumption that the United States would have had as many troops in Iraq in 10 years as it did when Mr. Obama took office. But before leaving office, President George W. Bush signed an agreement with Baghdad mandating the withdrawal of all American forces within three years.Sorry Obummer. YOU own this mess, of YOUR creation. Continuing to blame Bush for your own stupidity is getting REAL old! Grow up! Take responsibility for YOUR actions.
So Mr. Obama is claiming credit for not spending money that, under the policy he inherited from Mr. Bush, would never have been spent in the first place.
Oh.....silly me! I'm expecting a spoiled, narcissistic, socialist democrat to behave like an adult? How foolish!