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The president's speech was the policy equivalent of the middle finger

For several months now, the American people--as if exhorted by the ghost of William F. Buckley (no particular hero of mine)--have been standing athwart the Democratic agenda of socialized medicine, yelling, "Stop!" But President Barack Obama showed them the policy equivalent of the middle finger Wednesday night.

If there was anything bipartisan about the speech it was that he embraced every bad big-government idea from both sides. If he prevails, the American public won't get "choice and competition" as he proclaimed, but a one-size-fits-all government-prescribed health care plan that it dare not refuse and dare not challenge.

Perhaps the most striking--and disturbing--thing about the speech was the unblinking confidence Obama exuded while breaking key campaign promises he made to voters. He had raked poor Hillary Clinton over the coals for admitting that her road to universal coverage was paved with an individual mandate. "Everyone would be forced to buy coverage, even if you can't afford it," warned Obama in an ad. "You pay a penalty if you don't."

Yet, there he was last night scolding "individuals who can afford coverage but game the system by avoiding responsibility." Never mind that the prime gamers are not the uninsured (whose unpaid bills cost "the system" less than $40 billion every year) but the underinsured covered by Medicare and Medicaid (whom private insurers cross-subsidize to the tune of over $90 billion annually because the government refuses to pay the full cost of their care). Still, he hectored: "Improving our health care system works only if everybody does their part."

http://www.forbes.com/2009/09/10/health-care-speech-obama-ec...



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meekandmild's picture

and no KY

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The middle finger....... huh

I'm sick of him and the rest of those idiots in Congress. Hecan't tell me crap about responsibility! "We are going to go after waste/ fraud". Who the heck is stopping him. He hasn't started that yet. So we are still wasting money. Start with that first versus having to wait on this humongous bill. IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS who turn their nose up at us. "The bill will not cover illegal or undocumented persons". Yeah that's true when you say those words appear in the bill. But if one is not requested to show citizenship or green card etc..then free health care, here it comes. Barack Obama showed us the middle finger and with a smile. WE are not dumb. I know being deceptive is the same as lying. America needs to read between the lines and win at this word game. He is full of deceit and therefore is a liar and a manipulator. So I shoot the bird right back at him and show him the side of me where the sun doesn't shine. And I throw my shoe at him too and slap N.Pelosi in her botox!

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meekandmild's picture

Re-Elect no one in 2010

from local to federal. fire em all.

We are in so deep

I don't see any light.

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Nice...

Excerpt...

if Obama really can tame health care costs by making patients even less cost-conscious, I have an even better idea for him: Simply pass a law banning anyone from falling sick and mandate good health for all. If he can suspend the laws of economics, perhaps he can also transcend the laws of physiology.

There is our solution... :)

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I dont see why not

The previous administration suspended the law of physics for 9/11. ( ba dum bump)

Oop!

Perfect comeback... :)

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That was excellent

Bravo Jinc

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Socialism

doesn't work - it has been historically proven time and again. When this country wasn't a country - in Jamestown - there were devastating results because of the common store system (resulting in the "starving time" during the winter of 1609-1610. People ate whatever they could find - som e even resorted to cannibalism. How's that for a modern day metaphor?]

What worked?

Free enterprise [capitalism] with this mandate:

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 2 Thessalonian 3:10

Timely truth...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Bump and thanks for the quote!

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