Thomas R. Eddlem
President Obama proved he had nothing new in his political bag of tricks in his healthcare address to Congress on September 9. The most important part of the speech was not that he was retailing the same two specific examples of insurance mendacity he had been using for months, but that he revealed no new means of paying for the budget-busting program.
President Obama's HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius let out a significant trial balloon on CNN's State of the Union, indicating that the Obama administration may drop the “public option” proposal from its healthcare “reform” package.
The Obama White House has engaged in an attempt to mimic the vibrant opposition to its healthcare agenda by sending out an e-mail from White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. “Dear Friend,” the August 13 message began, “This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important.”
President Barack Obama has been counterattacking against critics of his healthcare plan in recent days, cherry-picking the most outlandish “fishy” claims about his program.
President Obama revealed several inconvenient truths about his healthcare package at his Portsmouth, New Hampshire, “Town Hall” meeting August 11.
While President Barack Obama was in Guadalajara last weekend, his staff back in the White House was gearing up for a dirty political war against conservatives over the issue of healthcare.
Members of a coalition of moderate House Democrats called the “Blue Dogs” have struck a deal to move Obama’s health care legislation forward after the August recess.
The lead in the Associated Press story reads: “The White House is being forced to acknowledge the wide gap between its once-upbeat predictions about the economy and today's bleak landscape.”
President Obama has decided to sell a government-directed healthcare system as a deficit control measure. “If we do not control these costs” of healthcare, Obama told reporters in a nationally televised press conference July 22, “we will not be able to control our deficit.” Obama stressed “the biggest driving force behind our federal deficit is the skyrocketing cost of Medicare and Medicaid.”
NBC’s Meet the Press Host David Gregory must have been channeling the ghost of the late, great Tim Russert Sunday with his interview of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on Obama’s healthcare plan.