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Monday, June 15, 2009

Bill Maher: Obama Should Be Like Bush

He starts making some damn serious points at about the 2-minute mark:

And here's veteran Newsweek journalist Robert J. Samuelson on Obama's healthcare reform:
It's hard to know whether President Obama's health-care "reform" is naive, hypocritical or simply dishonest. Probably all three. The president keeps saying it's imperative to control runaway health spending. He's right. The trouble is that what's being promoted as health-care "reform" almost certainly won't suppress spending and, quite probably, will do the opposite. . . .

That's the crux of the health-care dilemma, and Obama hasn't confronted it. His emphasis on controlling costs is cosmetic. The main aim of health-care "reform" being fashioned in Congress is to provide insurance to most of the 46 million uncovered Americans. This is popular and seems the moral thing to do. After all, hardly anyone wants to be without insurance. But the extra coverage might actually worsen the spending problem. . . .

It's easier to pretend to be curbing health spending while expanding coverage and spending. Presidents have done that for decades, and it's why most health industries see "reform" as a good deal.
Jeezus, have we really bought such a slick, giftwrapped load of goods here? Where the fuck is all that Hope and Change now, huh guys?

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