Friday, July 24, 2009
For the next week, I’ll be away on vacation. I hope to be back and posting on a normal basis by August 3rd. I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has been joining the debate on this blog and hope to hear from all of you soon.
In the meantime, I want to leave you with this thought.
After Obama’s Wednesday address, Bobby Jindal said the following:
"[Obama] said, he does not want to increase the deficit, does not want government control of health care. He wants people to keep their insurance. He wants to crack down on the abuse, the over utilization. All that's great. The problem is that's not what's in the House Democrat bill.”
Jindal hit the nail on the head with the health care bill and this can be expanded to all of Obama’s policies thus far. When we look at Obama and his policies, the following conclusion is glaringly evident.
Obama is great at talking about the problems in the US. The economy, health care, and energy are very big problems that need to be addressed. He talks about how his policies will create all these great and utopian happy endings. The problem is that none of his policies take us from our current problems to the outcomes he talks about.
• We have a health bill to curb rising health care costs, that increases the cost crisis
• We have a stimulus bill to create jobs and bring the economy out of recession, that is doing nothing beneficial for the economy and may be a catalyst to prolonging the recession
• We’ve seen a cap and trade bill to curb global warming that will have negligible effects on global temperatures even if we assume the IPCC is correct.
This is just the short list, which touches only on his major policies. It’s said that I am part of the “Party of No” and I proudly embrace that title. I will not support policies that do not fix problems. In doing so, I am told that I am acting partisan. In actuality, I am trying to hold the President to his promises and see that the outcomes he talks about actually come to fruition.
I leave you with a list of the posts I’ve done on Health Care so far. When you have time, please check them out.
7/22 – Obamacare does not curb health care cost crisis
7/21 – CBO Confirms Health Bill Neutrality and Batman to the Rescue? Waxman confirms it’s not true!
7/20 – Health Care Debate: It’s about something else
7/4 – Conservative Health Care Myths Rebutted
6/24 – Obama’s Mythical Health Care
6/3 – Top Notch, Affordable Health Care for All and at a Low Cost? Economics says, “No!”