Skip to comments.Obama's 17 Minute, 14 Second Answer on Higher Taxes and Health Care
Posted on 04/02/2010 1:22:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President. We're honored to have you here today. I'm Joyce Ravis (ph) from Lake Wiley, South Carolina. I work at Celgard. We have wonderful CEOs that take care of us and have really helped the company grow.
My question is, though, in the economy times that we have now, is it a wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care, because it -- we are over-taxed as it is?
OBAMA: Well, let's talk about this, you know, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation. And I'm going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have.
Here's the bottom line. Number one is that we are the only -- we have been, up until last week, the only advanced country that allows 15 million of its citizens to not have any health insurance. ...
So if you're concerned about the deficit, what you're really concerned about is the cost of Medicare, Medicaid and all the other programs that are already in place...
Most of the budget is Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, defense spending and interest on the national debt. That -- that accounts for about 70 percent of the budget. And so all this other stuff that sometimes we argue about, that's not the big stuff. We're going to have to tackle the big stuff if we're going to get our budget under control.
Boy, that was a long answer. I'm sorry, but I hope everybody -- but I hope I answered her question.
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The man is a sack of s...er Obama.
A lying, sleazy, ill-educated, and completely dishonest sack of Obama.
Man, this guy loves to hear himself talk. Pretty soon, he may be the only one.
And he thinks we are all idiots and don’t notice that he did NOT answer the simple question.
17 Minutes, 14 Seconds of malicious lies on Higher Taxes and Health Care
“Well, let’s talk about this, you know, because this is an area where there’s been just a whole lot of misinformation...”
Everytine Obummer lies he starts it with this statement.AWB
Yeah...it's called liberty, Barry. Americans have fought and died for it for two centuries.
"Most of the budget is Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, defense spending and interest on the national debt"
Those first three things shouldn't even exist, Barry. Wind those programs out of existence and the Federal budget will look a LOT better.
Its a long-winded bill.
Requiring everyone to have insurance would take about two pages. The other 2398 pages are about control of an industry they don’t know the first thing about, except that they know they want to control it.
Arrogant, pompous, narcissistic, sociopath.
The devil is in that little detail right there. See, if you are NOT ALLOWED (because Zero Care has passed), who is the one with the AUTHORITY to dictate this? That's right folks, it isn't you.
And, if you can control healthcare, you control it all.
Wait a minute, the number is 15 million now? What happened to all the others?
She should have pulled a Bret Baier.
Too much with this guy. You need one of those linguistic forensics guys after everytime he opens his mouth.
Did he really say “misapprehensions”?
Amazing arrogance. Pride comes before a fall.
I think we are only going to see 15 million get picked up since the Muslims are exempt.
I don’t think he answered the question! He rambled on and on about the healthcare plan, but I believe the question of taxing the over-taxed was not answered. Frankly, I’m not so sure he knew what the question was by the time he got done (not) answering it.