Obama Has No Clue What’s in ObamaCare, But He’s Still Trying to Cram it Down Our Throats

Posted on July 23, 2009. Filed under: Healthcare, Obama, Politics, Socialism/Communism |

This Bozo president of ours is so lame-brained that he’s trying to shove something down our throats that even HE hasn’t read!! He couldn’t care less about what’s in the bill, but he keeps ‘assuring’ us of what we’ll get with it. How can he do that when he DOESN’T KNOW what’s in it. There are only 2 options here – he’s either IGNORANT or he’s a LIAR – and neither one is good! Obama has got to be the most inexperienced, deceitful, arrogant, bossy president we’ve ever had. He doesn’t listen to the American people and if he doesn’t get his way through the proper channels, he will force it through in some underhanded way, which is what worries me about the heathcare bill. It looks like people are waking up a little bit to the stupidity of this plan, but that may not stop Obama. He’ll just threaten, blackmail, use some unethical loophole, and do whatever else he needs to do to get his way, whether Americans want it or not. I’m sick of it!

 

Obama says talking time over, but has no clue what’s in ObamaCare; Update: Obama admits bill needs more work

July 21, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

“The time for talking is through,” sayeth the man who apparently doesn’t realize that Congress exists to debate legislation and not to muzzle itself and rubber-stamp executive initiatives. Of course, Barack Obama might be able to make that argument a little better if this particular executive took any sort of responsibility for the executive initiative in question. Real Clear Politics has this quote from the President who wants Congress to pass the health-care reform bill by the end of the month without debate, but who apparently has no clue as to what it says or how it works.

During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” President Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.”

Er, what? Obama has insisted repeatedly that the bill would not force people out of their private health insurance plans, which have over 80% of Americans satisfied at the moment. Now we find out that Obama hasn’t read the section of the bill that pertains to the issue? It shows that Obama has been talking out of his hat the entire time, and has become so disengaged from the process that he’s not bothering to keep up with the legislative changes.

Bill Kristol wonders when Congress will get fed up with uninformed diktats from the Oval Office:

The Democratic bills in the House and Senate are a thousand pages long. They’re still changing as committees try to mark them up, or as they mark up other versions of health insurance legislation. There’s huge uncertainty about how lots of provisions in the bills and under consideration would work–OMB Director Orzsag and HHS Secretary Sibelius couldn’t answer straightforward questions on Fox News Sunday and Meet the Press. Nothing goes into effect in any case until 2013–except the tax provisions, which would begin in 2011. Yet President Obama wants everyone to stop debating and deliberating, and act now–because he and he alone has decided “now is the time to go ahead and act.”

Congress should assert itself, stand up for the deliberative and democratic process, and defy this presumptuous presidential dictate.

I’d put the chances of that at about 60-40 against, or perhaps 62-38 if we count the two Senators from Maine, at least until the midterms. Hopefully, the American people will provide a Congress that shows a little more spine at that point.

Update: Reuters reports that Obama now admits that the bill needs more work:

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the healthcare overhaul plan working its way through the U.S. Congress needs more work amid signs his top policy initiative, already rejected by Republicans, was running into deeper trouble with his own Democrats.

Obama was to meet with a group of Democratic lawmakers to discuss how to pay for the nearly $1 trillion reforms after a key congressional panel canceled Tuesday’s votes on its version of the legislation while talks continued with a group of fiscally conservative Democrats.

Asked whether he would sign any of the bills now being considered in Congress, Obama told NBC’s “Today” show: “Right now, they’re not where they need to be.”

But Obama said he was confident the final legislation would drive down spiraling healthcare costs over time.

Since “the time for talk is through,” Congress will use body language, hand puppets, and a fleet full of French mimes to get that work accomplished, I presume.

LINK: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/21/obama-says-talking-time-over-but-has-no-clue-whats-in-obamacare/comment-page-1/#comments

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