Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama say they will push forward with their ObamaCare legislation even though it is extremely unpopular in this country with 61% of Americans saying they want Congress to immediately drop this nonsense and concentrate on reducing out of control government spending and the economy.
rasmussenreports.com–Sixty-one percent (61%) of U.S. voters say Congress should drop health care reform and focus on more immediate ways to improve the economy and create jobs. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of voters nationwide disagree and think Congress should press ahead with health care. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say given the country’s current economic situation, the Obama administration should wait on health care reform until the economy improves….read the rest here>>>
The American people have watched as the Democrat leadership in Congress have stooped to bribing members in their own party and hiding behind closed doors while locking Republicans out of the debate in order to squeeze ObamaCare through both houses on strict party line votes and they don’t trust the process. Americans don’t like the discussion of legislation among lawmakers that will have a dramatic impact on their lives hidden from public view. Americans aren’t real fond of being lied to by the politicians they put in office either and they’re getting sick and tired of it.
Obama has pledged repeatedly that if you have a health insurance plan and you are happy with it then you will be able to keep it for as long as you wish.
He said the goal of his ObamaCare plan wasn’t to herd everyone into government run healthcare much like Canada and England but to provide coverage for Americans who didn’t have insurance and reduce costs for everyone by introducing a government run plan (which would be fed forever with taxpayer dollars and wouldn’t need to make a profit like a private company does in order to stay in business) that would allegedly offer competition to private insurance companies resulting in a theoretical drop in healthcare costs for everyone. This very unpopular proposal pushed by the far left Nancy Pelosi crowd in the House was rejected by moderate Democrats in the Senate and is widely considered to be dead in the water at this point, as far as can be determined that is because one can never tell what kind of bribes or threats Congress critters are susceptible to these days.
Keep in mind Mr. Obama’s plan all along has been to push everyone in this country into government run healthcare, also known by the terms single payer and universal coverage, but here he admits that it won’t be easy to pull this off against the American people and he knows he’ll have to be patient and sneaky about it.
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While the economy has continued to tank since Obama took office and the unemployment rate has gone well beyond the eight percent he promised when he urgently requested Congress pass a 787 billion dollar “stimulus” bill, he and his cronies in Congress completely ignored this country’s precarious economic condition and instead pushed full speed ahead on a convoluted 2200 page healthcare “reform” bill even though the American people repeatedly said they did not want this crap shoved down their throats via, among other avenues, some pretty intense “town hall” meetings.
Obama and the Democrats didn’t listen and they have and will pay dearly for it.
Americans have smelled a rat with this ObamaCare from the get go and more are catching on every day. Among the core concerns many people had with Obama’s healthcare “reform” was the previously mentioned promise and oft repeated pledge Mr. Obama has made that if someone is content with their private health insurance plan they would never be forced to abandon it and get unwillingly shoved into a government run plan.
During Obama’s meeting with the Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore earlier this week he was asked about his pledge and he admits there is indeed language in the bill which would, as he so craftily puts it, “violate” that promise. In addition he concedes there were all kinds of “stray cats and dogs” in the bill that “they were in the process of eliminating.” It’s all those stray cats and dogs the American people just knew were in this Obamanation and that is what they have been wary of from the beginning.
[Our most eloquent president speaks without a teleprompter...ed]“…we said from the start… uh… that… uh or… that it was gonna be important… uh… for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have…if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it. That you’re not gonna have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in… ahhh… might have violated that pledge and so we were in the process of scrubbing this and making sure that it’s tight…”
Considering the fact that Obama has worked very closely and privately with the Congressional Democrat leadership on his signature piece of domestic legislation (that he was desperately trying to get signed into law before the State of the Union speech) and his penchant for lying to the American people it strains credulity to believe he wasn’t aware of every single “stray cat and dog” contained within his ObamaCare disaster that two thirds of the country wants scrapped, like right now.