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UPDATE–White House says Sebelius misspoke.  Public option not off the table!!

Last month we saw a precipitous decline in the President’s poll numbers as he tirelessly pushed to sell his health care plan.  That was the first sign of his vulnerability on the issue.  Until then, with the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, Obama had seemed almost politically invincible.  But now we see the once mighty falling.

When Senator Jim Demint (R-SC) commented this could be Obama’s Waterloo, the President and liberals wailed.  But whining that Republicans were out to get him didn’t do much good.  When polls began to show public support for his plan began to waver, he swung into full campaign mode to turn the tide.  It seems he’s lost his appeal to the American populace, because it didn’t work.  When conservatives exercised their 1st Amendment rights at town hall meetings across the country, Obama through his lackeys attacked them as un-American and encouraged liberal acolytes to collect names and turn them into the White House.  These tactics backfired too.

Yesterday, the President’s approval rating among likely voters Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll fell to its lowest point of his term, 47%.  The 52% who disapprove of his job performance include 41% who strongly disapprove, the highest since Obama took office.

Yesterday, we had the strongest signal yet that our efforts are beginning to bear fruit.  Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius indicated the administration may be willing to drop the public option–the controversial government-run health insurance plan.  Democratic Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) also said the votes aren’t there for a public option and it should be taken off the table.  This is huge since Obama has publicly stated that no reform without such a plan will receive his support.  We now have the administration retreating from one of their most heavily defended positions in this battle!

But now is not the time for us to let down our guard.  Remember, even if the Senate passes a bill without a public option, the Senate and House bills must be merged.  It’s at this stage we’ll have to be on guard for a flanking maneuver by Democrats.  We must continue to press and press hard against every controversial part of this bill.

It may also be time to attack from a different angle.  Now that we have the momentum, it might be time to start forcing our demands into the debate.  We might begin to demand things like allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, tort, reform, equal tax treatment for individuals who purchase their own insurance, and more.

Whatever we do, let’s keep fighting the good fight.  It’s working!


August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Health Care | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. All obama will do is outsource anyways. Just think about the all the lobbyists flocking to Washington DC because of obama’s reckless over-spending of $2 TRILLION in just 6 months, which alone is increasing the National Debt by 20%.

    Politicians take people’s money and reward the large corporations, in this case companies in the health care industry, since they have the money to more effectively lobby politicians. In the end smaller businesses will be hurt.

    Politicians will only reward companies that will be in their best political interest. Honestly, when can you really trust politicians since they are basically professional liars, and being president just means you are the best liar of the time. Why not just give the money directly from the people to the companies and take politicians in government out of the equation?

    obama is going to recklessly spend TRILLIONS of tax payers’ money just to give insurance to about 25% of those who do not have it. Over 50% of people’s income go towards taxes, just imagine how many more people will afford health care insurance if their income is almost doubled because of dramatic tax cuts.

    Competition is what is needed. It lowers prices of products and services, along with developing new innovations. All of which will benefit consumers. You need to remember that monopolistic tendencies can also apply to government.

    The reason why the cost of insurance is high is because politicians in government mandate insurance companies to increase their premiums to pay for ridiculous things. In addition, politicians put up regulations so that Americans are not allowed to get insurance from another state and use the coverage in their own state. This reduces competition making it more expensive for people to get insurance. On top of that medical professionals are not allowed to freely practice their profession in any US state without taking a long and tedious licensing process. This again increases the cost of medical insurance.

    In the end, the problem with most economic issues is too much government intervention of the economy by politicians, who will only tend to do things for political self interest. Just like how obama nationalized GM to pander to its unions. Politicians can barely run government, yet people think they can run a multi-national auto manufacturing company?

    The solution is SMALLER government, LESS spending, and LOWER taxes.

    Comment by Sammy | August 18, 2009 | Reply

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