Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama's 17 Minute, 14 Second Answer on Higher Taxes and Health Care
FOX News ^ | April 2, 2010

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; socialism; taxes
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last
The Kenyan is one long winded socialist.
1 posted on 04/02/2010 1:22:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

The man is a sack of s...er Obama.

A lying, sleazy, ill-educated, and completely dishonest sack of Obama.


2 posted on 04/02/2010 1:23:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
If it takes that long for him to explain it, I don't want to hear it.

Man, this guy loves to hear himself talk. Pretty soon, he may be the only one.

3 posted on 04/02/2010 1:23:57 PM PDT by kosciusko51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

And he thinks we are all idiots and don’t notice that he did NOT answer the simple question.


4 posted on 04/02/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

17 Minutes, 14 Seconds of malicious lies on Higher Taxes and Health Care


5 posted on 04/02/2010 1:24:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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


6 posted on 04/02/2010 1:28:08 PM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (2010 - Throw every incumbent in Washington out on their asses!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
.
"we have been, up until last week, the only advanced country that allows 15 million of its citizens to not have any health insurance. .."

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.

7 posted on 04/02/2010 1:28:17 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


8 posted on 04/02/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Arrogant, pompous, narcissistic, sociopath.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 1:29:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
the only advanced country that allows 15 million of its citizens

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.

10 posted on 04/02/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
OBAMA'S BOTTOM LINE ANSWER TO AMERICA:
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

11 posted on 04/02/2010 1:31:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Repeat Offender

Wait a minute, the number is 15 million now? What happened to all the others?


12 posted on 04/02/2010 1:32:36 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Da Coyote
Now it is 15 million? How many different numbers have the Dems tossed about?
13 posted on 04/02/2010 1:33:10 PM PDT by gloryblaze (No tag yet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

She should have pulled a Bret Baier.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 1:35:24 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nolongerademocrat
You caught that too? I was going to post about that and then the word allow caught my eye.

Too much with this guy. You need one of those linguistic forensics guys after everytime he opens his mouth.

15 posted on 04/02/2010 1:39:55 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did he really say “misapprehensions”?


16 posted on 04/02/2010 1:41:42 PM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Repeat Offender

Amazing arrogance. Pride comes before a fall.


17 posted on 04/02/2010 1:41:50 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: nolongerademocrat

I think we are only going to see 15 million get picked up since the Muslims are exempt.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 1:43:06 PM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
IMHO the largest single tax increase will come when, to save Social Security and Medicare, the government will institute means testing for Social security and Medicare (charging premiums to all who can pay and to the limit of their ability to pay). I don't see any other way out both from the statements Republicans are beginning to make on the impossibility of repealing health care and the plans on the table from the Democrats.
19 posted on 04/02/2010 1:43:09 PM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 1:45:20 PM PDT by marstegreg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson