Skip to comments.Obama's Health Reform Deceptions
Posted on 03/22/2010 7:34:58 AM PDT by rrstar96
What became quickly obvious while watching President Obamas recent interview about healthcare reform with Bret Baier on FOX is that were still not getting straight answers about the proposed reforms and this after a year of healthcare being the No. 1 priority at the Obama White House.
On something even as elementary as making the exact legislation available to the public and to legislators in a timely manner prior to voting, we got more hype than candor from Mr. Obama.
Said Obama, regarding the timing of the vote on restructuring one-sixth of the U.S. economy, I hope its going to be sometime this week. As it turned out, the language of the bill was first posted the next day, so the sometime this week goal for the House vote gave the legislators and the public a range of 24 hours to 72 hours to speed-read, speed-evaluate, and speed-debate the numerous aspects of the complex, far-reaching, and multifaceted legislation.
Seeing no problem with the rush, Obama said that the final provisions [of the bill] are going to be posted for many days before this thing passes. Whats many mean, especially when its about a highly unpopular and top-down overhaul of the worlds largest and most innovative healthcare system? Two days is many? Is a week or a month of appraisal and debate, to get it right, way too many days?
For Obama, many seems to mean a rush job, as evidenced by his original schedule: Post the bill on Thursday, skim it on Friday, vote on Saturday, gas up Air Force One on Sunday and head off to Indonesian for more talk about redistributing the worlds wealth.
In fact, it was even worse than that as things finally turned out, with the final provisions of the bill continually changing right up until Sunday nights vote.
With Obamas inaccurate and deceptive definition of many, I think were back to a White House where the scheming is so deep that even the most simple words become lies. As Bill Clinton explained, It depends on what the meaning of the word is is.
President Obama also stated during the interview that his proposal makes sure that we are reducing costs for families and small businesses. In fact, the opposite is true. For a small business that doesnt provide health insurance, a mandate increases costs.
On whether everythings kosher in how the Democrats are fashioning the healthcare vote, Obama declared, I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or the Senate.
In short, whats the big deal about the Constitution or the rule of law when youre really something special? As Obama proclaimed during the campaign about himself and his disciples, We are the ones weve been waiting for. Or maybe he was referring only to himself, the royal we, as in We are not amused, a line attributed to Queen Victoria.
Since most Americans are satisfied with their current health insurance (and against the Democrats reforms), Mr. Obama assured the audience that nothing will change for the happy and satisfied: If you have insurance, youre going to be able to keep it. He didnt say how that will be possible with 45 percent of doctors saying in an Investors Business Daily survey that theyre thinking about shutting down their practices or retiring early if Congress passes the current healthcare overall.
In his closing shot of deception, Obama portrayed his opposition as in support of the status quo, as people who dont believe in health care reform. Wrong, on both counts.
community organizers know how to scam...
Its kinda funny how Obozo managed to rally the usefull idiots to bring the insurance companies to their knees when in reality the usefull idiots are now firmly under their thumb.
And this isn't a mistake. If they see aborting children as a health cost control measure, I assure you that Grandma is a bigger savings dead, and they can start that now without even beginning to spend more money. This is their real plan to save Medicare and Social Security. Trim the herd.
Well I just hope Stupak is happy. Pelosi’s little speech last night made it very clear that she has no time for pro life issues.
Comments like “reproductive health” and “Being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition” were not so subtle slaps across Stupak’s face after she got his vote.
He promised change and we got it. Democrats used to be called the "Tax and Spend Party."
They have changed! With the Healthcare Reform they intend to be:
The Tax Now Spend Later!
ZARKOV to wit: SARC OFF!