Obama talks about huge health care savings so he can pretend his spending plans (including health care) make sense. Once people have become hooked on government health care and private insurers have been driven out, it will be difficult to roll back socialized medicine. There will be political pressure to raise taxes through the roof. If Obama were honest now about the consequences of his plans, they would not pass.
Here’s a revolutionary thought...let’s get government completely out of healthcare. Cut out Medicare, Medicaid, all the rest. Push government back within the confines of the Constitution.
It’s time to take back the country.
The Democrats do not intend on paying back the Stimulus and the Bailout money. The proof is they even told Chrysler not to sweat it. Anyone who loans the U.S. government a penny, including some States, is a person who does not expect to be repaid.
Sure he did, if you count the Porkulus as a Bush bill, which it was not. The New York Times can't go away fast enough for me.
Medicare is already bankrupt with daily bailouts from income taxpayers. Obama proposes fixing HIS huge deficit by passing a huge new entitlement, government paid health care. At least this writer figured it out.
That means that from today until the time President Obama is, say, 60, the U.S. will get no fiscal relief. The second problem is that nobody is sure that they will ever produce significant savings. The Congressional Budget Office cant really project savings because theres no hard evidence they will produce any and no way to measure how much.
The headline is what is important.
The fact that this ran in the NYT is significant. I would expect them to pull their punches on Obama, but if even a left-wing cheerleader like the NYT can see that spending is leading us to disaster then you know it is pretty bad.
You’ve got to wonder if California’s financial problems have been a wake up call for SOME on the left. Even the most dense lefty can see that Obama is following the same financial ideas that has turned Calif. into a disaster.
With the NYT printing this headline, will it now be OK for the MSM to start asking the question “are we going to far with our spending?”
How about looking in the mirror, Brooks and pinning some of the blame on you and your moderate ilk for supporting Milhouse? Stinking clymer.
What people don’t want to acknowledge is that we are living too long without the means to support ourselves or maintain the level of healthcare we want.