Skip to comments.Obamacare Summit at Half-Time Republican Facts and Presidential Arrogance
Posted on 02/25/2010 10:47:14 AM PST by Shellybenoit
Having watched the first three hours of this dreadful show my first reaction is a splitting headache. I found that every time the Republicans scored a political point the President reacted by being dismissive. Additionally he seems to get visibly angry anytime actual facts are used.....
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NOTHING will stop this PROGRESSIVISM train with Obama as conductor. Even the FACTS can’t stop this train. George Soros is proud.
Voters will...in November.
If there’s anything worse than arrogance, it’s UNWARRANTED arrogance.
Cut this guy off at the knees in November -— vote your career politicians out of office.
November is a long time from now, and this HC Bill will pass by then. Damage done. Although there’s that pesky thing called Litigation and the courts, but Obama’s got the fix in there too.
a few more things like this, and Obama might just turn into a one termer...
Additionally he seems to get visibly angry anytime actual facts are used.....
Not used to it. Mainstream media never required it. He thought governing would be just like the campaign, where the media just accepted everything.
The bloom is off the rose.
Don't dismay, this charade will be viewed by the public for what it is, a charade. Obama's lustre has faded. He simply isn't liked by most Americans, that's why a Scott Brown could win in Massachusetts. Most people want to stop the advances of this very, very arrogant man. The liberals look powerful in the media, but in reality are being stopped by the American people. So far Obama has gotten very little of his agenda accomplished; and that which he has accomplished can be mitigated or reveresed by the next President and Senate, (if they are primarily conservative).
I wouldn't bet on that.
Charles Krauthammer (who should know a thing or two about the situation, and is doctor to boot), gave it a 66% chance of NOT passing on O’Reilley earlier this week.
Someone should have talked to Obama about his body language. He was losing it with Cantor - Mr. Cool was gone.
He must have gotten some pointers at half time he is much more wooden now.
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2009/1017/will-healthcare-reform-mean-cuts-in-medicare-for-seniors Health Reforms Hidden Victims
Young people and seniors would pay a high price for
Slashing Medicare to pay for healthcare reform an ugly shell game
Dr. Stuart M. Shapiro,
July 27, 2009
If the cost is by cutting Medicaid and Medicare, then taxpayers are in for a rude awakening when millions will retire without money to pay for their healthcare. Ransoming seniors' long-term care for immediate, large-scale health reform is more politically beneficial for its supporters in the short-term than it is reasonable for everyone in the long run.
In fact, even in the short-term, one could argue that taxpayers, including the elderly, are looking at an old-fashioned shell game from Washington. No sooner was the ink dry on the federal stimulus package, which provided millions of dollars to support care for the elderly in Pennsylvania, before Congress and the administration began to propose major cuts in Medicare to finance healthcare reform. Because Medicare payments support quality care in our nation's nursing homes, the proposed cuts nationally approaching $50 billion in Medicare payments for the care of the elderly is guaranteed to undercut the quality gains of the past decade. In Pennsylvania, if the proposals currently on the table are enacted, these policies would result in an almost 10% reduction in cumulative payments over 10 years, or more than $2.1 billion.
None of the answers on healthcare, Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare is easy. But there is one thing we do know: Our population is growing older, and doing so rapidly. Cutting money from the programs that finance care for Pennsylvania seniors is seriously flawed. There is no simple or single solution. But there is a wrong way, and taking money from the care for American seniors is deeply flawed.
Stuart H. Shapiro, M.D., is the president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.
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