Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Best for Me, Good Enough for You

This line from the Obama's Press Conference tonight summed up perfectly what his health care plan is all about:

OBAMA: You know, I would be happy to abide by the same benefit package. I will just be honest with you. I'm the president of the United States, so I've got a doctor following me every minute...
(LAUGHTER)
... which is why I say this is not about me. I've got the best health care in the world. I'm trying to make sure that everybody has good health care, and they don't right now.


That's right, they want to take away the best health care in the world from the 350 Million Americans who have it today and in exchange give all of us "good-enough" health care.

7 comments:

Jim said...

Yep, the joy of imposed equality means everyone will have the same mediocre quality. Same with the government mandated education/testing with impractical goals to eliminate achievement gaps. Sure, if you make the test so easy that any fool can get 100%, then you've finally eliminated the gap. The education is worthless, but the scores are all the same. Of course, they make the test easier and there are still underachievers, so they have to dumb it down even more... repeat... take the bottom 10% and throw them in special ed, but still, there are underachievers... make the test less challenging... eventually you end up with a bunch of boobs with no critical thinking skills who believe everything the President and media parrots say.

suburban prep said...

I just can't take this arrogant man anymore.
He thinks that he is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
He wants to rule the country like it is his own personal toy .

Michael said...

Take his comment further, he also eluded to the fact that the public program would be "similar" to the programs that are in place for government workers. That would leave one to believe that those holding civic positions would have one program and its' corresponding options and their consituents would have another program with its' own corresponding options. I am sure that there would be a lot of similarity between the two programs but I would wager that there will also be some differences and those deltas will end up favoring the government employees. Just one more way of attracting people away from being contributors in the public sector that fund all these crazy programs...and the burden continues to increase for a smaller and smaller set of people propping up this country.

John said...

Um... surely you aren't equating the healthcare he receives as President to the average healthcare received by the '350 million' Americans you mention. Because he surely isn't.

Also, of those 350 million Americans you mention, how many of them are unsatisfied with their healthcare? Specifically, how many of them would you say are deeply concerned about increasing healthcare costs, insurance company abuses and things like losing their healthcare if they change jobs?

Perhaps not a source that suits you but according to a recent Harvard Study:

'68 percent of those who filed for bankruptcy had health insurance. In addition, the study found that 50 percent of all bankruptcy filings were partly the result of medical expenses. Every 30 seconds in the United States someone files for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious health problem.'

http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost.shtml

Hope your 30 seconds don't come up soon.

Sheila said...

Um- I haven't polled to see if they're all happy with their care-someone else did though

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/24/obama-pushes-national-health-care-americans-happy-coverage/

And, Um, I outlined ways to get more people insured...and um, Obamacare isn't about people filing bankrupsy (there will be MORE people having to do that with his plan- not less)...Obamacare is about 100% government-run healthcare with no choices of 1. where to buy insurance and 2. where to get your care-- should you be one of the 89% of people who is happy with their medical care today.

The typical liberal threat at the end-- "I hope your 30 seconds..." Is that the only way you guys can argue?

You're like the other liberals who posted here- "I hope your daughter doesn't get raped and beaten"-- (because then she'd need that abortion)

Thank you for your disingenuous worry about my family as some sort of base of a weak argument of why we should bankrupt the country.

P.S. I'm curious from a liberal-- what dollar amount should somebody pay each month for health insurance to cover medical situations that could result in bankrupsy-- what's your number?

John said...

Hi Sheila,

Wondering why you haven't responded to my inquiry (asking for a proper response to my first inquiry) or even posted the inquiry.

Perhaps you considered your post 'Tax-payer funded Liberal Media Machine' a response. There are issues I'd like to discuss with you about that post but there's little point jumping to discuss the new issues you bring up in that if you aren't willing to have a logical constructive dialog. There are still major issues in your first response to me to discuss.

I respect your ability to think and influence people.

I hope that you want to provide your readers with an honest assessment of how things are. I hope that when you change your mind or find you've made a mistake, you are not only willing to admit it but in pursuit of advocating the best public policy, you feel compelled to.

You say you don't post comments from boring or obnoxious liberals (I trust the same treatment goes for boring or obnoxious conservatives). Hopefully you don't find someone pointing out a mistake or distortion you've made boring.

Perhaps you feel your mission too important to address what you might view as minor inconsistencies in your rhetoric. If that is the case, don't you think you at least owe it to your readers to let them see the civil responses your opinions are generating?

Also, based on my one comment to you, you labeled me a liberal. Obviously compared to you I am. However I don't use that term for myself. I think of myself as an independent, as my views on different issues range all over the political spectrum. So, as an initial response to your question to me, I don't think I could answer things as a 'liberal'.

I look forward to responding to your question in full. I hope you'll give me the chance.

Sheila said...

John- Simple answer for you:

there is no such thing as "logical constructive conversation" with a liberal. You need to be "logical AND funny" to stay here- you are so not funny and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Boring (and obnoxious with your continued disengenous "I respect you" BS)

The purpose of my blog- as I've said from Day 1- is to promote conservative activism- not to try to show some liberal how smart I am. (And I am smart- really smart) It's an outlet for conservatives- you have enough outlets.

Buy-bye