Obama's promise that health care reform will not add to the deficit.
A budget-buster in the making By David S. Broder Sunday, November 22, 2009 It's simply not true that America is ambivalent about everything when it comes to the Obama health plan. The day after the … see full wiki
In any number of his speeches and press conferences President Obama has pledged that health insurance reform will not add to our federal budget deficit over the next decade. Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of economics knows in their gut that this proposition is poppycock. The vast majority of the American people sure aren't buying it. The people who go to work, obey the law and pay taxes believe by an overwhelming majority that the President will not be able to keep his word on this and that the net result of government run health care will be significantly higher taxes and deep cuts in programs like Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health programs.
Frequently cited by journalists, public officials and researchers, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys citizens around the nation about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern. The Quinnipiac University Poll is respected around the nation for the exactness and thoroughness of its polling methodology and the results are featured regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and on national network news broadcasts. In a poll conducted just this week the American people let it be known that they are simply not buying into the notion that health care reform will be "revenue neutral".
In the November 22nd edition of The Washington Post columnist David Broder (a long-time liberal) wrote a column entitled "A budget-buster in the making". In his column Mr. Broder cites the results of the latest Quinnipiac poll which found among other things that "less than one-fifth of the voters--19 percent of the sample--think the President will keep his word. Nine of 10 Republicans and eight of 10 independents said that whatever passes will add to the torrent of red ink. By a margin of four to three even Democrats agreed this is likely." Mr. Broder goes on to say "Every expert I have talked to says that the public has it right. These bills, as they stand , are budget- busters."
People who own small businesses, work with budgets and manage households instinctively know that the kind of health care reform currently being rushed through Congress would be a debacle. They understand that many of the proposals currently being advanced on Capitol Hill have been cobbled together by pointy-headed academics who now call the shots in Washington, D.C. and who have no concept of what life is like for most average Americans. Democrats always talk about their empathy for "working families" but these are the people who will be hurt the most by this bill. Perhaps this is why so many Americans are being drawn to Sarah Palin right now. People are looking for someone, anyone, who they can relate to. These folks desperately want their problems and concerns to be taken into consideration before any bill is passed and signed into law. I guess at the end of the day where you stand on health care reform depends on who you believe. Do you believe the President and the Democratic leaders in Congress or do you trust the judgment of the American people? For me the choice is abundantly clear.
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