Skip to comments.Obama urges patience as health care law kicks in
Posted on 04/01/2010 1:57:08 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
PORTLAND, Maine Facing a public still wary of his massive health care overhaul, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to judge the nearly $1 trillion legislation he signed into law last week until the reforms take hold.
During an enthusiastic, campaign-style appearance in Maine's largest city, Obama mocked the pundits and pollsters who say he isn't getting a boost from his yearlong campaign to pass the sweeping reform.
"Every single day since I signed the reform law, there's been another poll or headline that said, 'Nation still divided on health care reform. Polls haven't changed yet.' Well, yes. It just happened last week," Obama said to laughter.
He continued: "Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds, and they came out the next day and they looked and 'Nothing's happened. There's no crop. We're going to starve. Oh, no! It's a disaster!' It's been a week, folks. So, before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought."
The president's overhaul extends health coverage to 32 million people who are uninsured and will shape how almost every American receives and pays for medical treatment. Some aspects of the plan go into effect this year, but president himself has said it could take four years for the full overhaul to take hold.
Obama's trip to Portland took him to the home state of two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, whose votes for the legislation the president ardently sought but ultimately could not win. The White House said both senators were invited to attend the event, but neither did.
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During an enthusiastic, campaign-style appearance in Maine’s largest city...
FUBO...there’s a reason you are always having to give “ campaign-style appearances” with shills and union goons...we want you to STFU.
“Patience”? How much patience do we need as we watch our country being torn apart?
he makes me sick
I see, like the “patience” Obama and band of idiots showed when the polls indicated America didn’t want this crap. Or the “patience” in crafting a bill that truly addressed any real needs of “reform”
Or the “patience” in: “you don’t have time to read the bill(s), we need it NOW”
You got to be shita$$ stupid to buy that type of banal insipid banter after a year of persistent negative opinion polls and empirical evidence of overreach. Literally, you must be either teenage college students or welfare looters and ignoramouses.
My husband was informed at work during the week to anticipate a significant increase in health care premiums due to health care reform.
What an idiot - we know whats gonna happen - thats why we need to overturn this thing before the damage is done.
Like putting a match to a barrel of gasoline - you dont put it in place to see what happens - you dont do it because you know what is going to happen.
The tax increases begin immediately.
Yeah, sure, I’ll have the same amount of patience as the troops fighting the British at Bunker Hill, or any number of other battles through our nations history by the patriots defending liberty.
I’ll wait patiently until the time is right and all other avenues exhausted, then its FIRE! RELOAD, and FIRE AGAIN when you see the whites of their eyes.
So ... give him until 2014, then? Gotcha. Obama will be retired by then.
Great analogy a$$ clown... can you imagine a farmer planting seeds and having to pay to maintain the fields for four years before receiving the benefit of a harvest? Friggin’ idiot.
Me too, ~literally~ but your tag line made me LOL.
I’ve often tried to invite peta-types to protest our biker parties.
So far, no takers.
Somebody should ask him if he’s confident enough to put in a sunset clause that automatically repeals it if the cost of health care, as a percentage of GDP, goes up instead of down.
As they take him off to the funny farm, he’ll be declaiming over and over again, “when you see it, you’ll like it,” “you’ll like it,” “you’ll like it”...”patience,” “patience,” “patience,”...”prosperity is right around the corner”...
The Kenyan’s communist coup ends Nov 2, 2010.
It’s nice to know when the Kenyan and Pelosi’s suicide pact comes due.
Read the bill or law or whatever you call it.
Read the IRS provisions. Then you will know what this "law" is about. WE WILL NOT GIVE UP OUUR FREEDOM FOR A FEW TRINKETS!NOT AT ANY PRICE, YOU WANT IT OBAMA? OUR FREEDOM? THEN COME AND TAKE IT.YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IN THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED CURRENCY WHEN REMOVING FREEDOM FROM AMERICANS!
I think I need a doctor....He makes me sick!
“My husband was informed at work during the week to anticipate a significant increase in health care premiums due to health care reform.”
I’m telling my people to get ready for a wage freeze...if they are lucky.
Gotta give him credit, he has a talent for poking the stick into the cage. Bush never had the talent for the snotty rub it in your face lines that this guy delivers. He gets his way and pushes this through against the will of the majority, and then proceeds to insult them after the fact. Now that takes a set.
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