About: a cartoon which sums it up
For example BHO would have you believe that he can create a big new bureaucracy & fund it by removing the fraud & inefficiencies found in another big government bureaucracy (Medicare) to the tune of 500 billion dollars or more & not add to the deficit - it will all pay for itself, BS. The Tea Party demonstrations over the weekend suggest that not all people are buying it. The speeches are great & sometimes delivered with great inspiration - too band they fall into the credibility gap disconnect; sometimes contradicting older speeches. We were once urged to pass a bailout bill & economic stimulus bill in a hurry in order to stave off 8% unemployment. The unemployment figures have sailed past that target rather rudely however. The BHO administration would have you take solice now that the rate of losses has slowed a bit, BS! This weekend some time apparently BHO picked a fight with China over rubber tire imports. Nice going! Some say that the Great Depression had some of it's triggers in tariffs & protectionism. China owns a large amount of our debt. Perhaps protecting his demographics in Detroit & other places is more important than pissing off China, BS! Where did all the bailout go? How come there is still massive amounts of pork (earmarks) being passed out to get votes on his programs? Where are all those green jobs? Where is all that alternative energy? Instead of spending more money the treasury doesn't have (or printing more), why not focus on real stimulus to more jobs. We are learning that that's all BS! A great editorial on The Blog by William Kristol ends with the following:
This is a moment of truth for the two political parties.
Will enough Congressional Democrats refuse to be herded like sheep and stampeded like cattle? Will they do what is right, and insist, for the sake of the political health of the country, on an open and measured and deliberative process?
And if there are not enough such Democrats -- if the Democratic party simply yields to Barack Obama and his assurance that, hey, he has every incentive to get it right, so everyone else should just get out of the way -- if the Democratic Congress jams this legislation down the people’s throat -- then the Republican party will have to say: We do not yield. We do not acquiesce. And we will take this issue to the country in 2010 and 2012, with the purpose of repealing this dangerous and damaging legislation.
- bho speeches
Give President Obama credit for persistence. And stubbornness. And lack of imagination. He declared again last week that his health care plan "will slow the growth of health care costs for our families and our businesses and our government." And this historic achievement will be accompanied by a dazzling array of new medical benefits that everyone will receive--guaranteed by law. Okay, you've heard this before. But that's the president's story, and he's sticking to it.
The question is, why? Does he think we're stupid? His argument has failed to persuade a sizeable majority of the American people precisely because they're not stupid. They understand the laws of addition and subtraction. When you offer more--much, much more in this case--of a good, it's going to cost more. Somebody has to pay for it. Yet Obama says we'll all be paying less, and that includes businesses and government.
If he could actually pull off this feat, he would indeed be the One we've been waiting for. But he can't. This is apparent whenever Obama explains where the "savings" will come from. They're from eliminating "hundreds of billions of dollars" in waste, fraud, and abuse (WFA) in the health care system. Surely, he knows better. Everyone in Washington recognizes these savings are imaginary. They're offered with a wink. They never happen. President Reagan promised to slash WFA in the 1980s. The result: zilch. Where Reagan failed, Obama is not likely to succeed. ......
What good is all the analysis in [item 12604] if the real facts about the bill are irrelevant?
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