we're gonna get right at it with some G TV, courtesy of youtube:
oh he is just so charming, isn't he now?
but let's take a look at one of the things he said here -- "Washington can't be changed from the inside." We're all talking about that today. Which is funny, considering ---
When he first got elected -- he carried the majority in the House, the Senate, and of course, the Executive Branch. ALL THREE were all his and at his disposal for change for the first two years.
He could have reformed immigration if he wanted to; heck, he's on the road to ignoring congress altogether now, simply by bestowing a new executive order providing for immediate, although disconcerting, exemptions all on his own.
But let's disregard that little truth, and moveon.org...THIS PRESIDENT of ours cannot take ownership for anything.
"Washington can't be changed from the inside."
But I thought you said you were ready for this.
I thought you said, you could change Washington.
Falling back on lamentations of the task at hand, it is difficult to follow the rules of good government, isn't it Mr. President? Though quick to point out:
Well, um Univision audience ....."I got elected"...that's a good thing, we can all hang our sombrero on that, right -- as if he's still an outsider -- and all while letting his narcissist freak flag fly. masterfully done there, mr. president.
And then we go right into his biggest accomplishment: the Health Care Law [I guess this wouldn't be the week to gloat again about killing Osama bin Laden... like you did throughout the DNC] anywho...
The president credits "the outside" -- not congress, not even a mention -- for the "Affordable Care Act."
wow. that might come as a surprise to many Americans who saw "congress" working behind closed doors for months, even shutting out some congressmen, before bearing witness to its rapturous unveiling.
SO if I am hearing you correctly, the Affordable Care Act must thank "the grassroots" -- the outside. yeah okay. [wink wink] But he couldn't have been any more truthful really; I gotta give him that. For the majority of the law was penned by a liberal think tank and basically on the ready to lock and load. It was merely waiting for "due process" to take over and bring it to fruition. And even then, the people on the real outside had to wait for congress to "pass it to see what's in it" according to the former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
Oh and 'The tank': it's the Center for American Progress. Lead expert: Donald Berwick. But diving into the tank a bit deeper we get to it's rich beginnings: George "Schwartz" Soros and his Open Society Institute
No big deal there, I'm sure.
Berwick was placed into position to implement Medicare/Medicaid changes soon after the law passed -- when this observation was quickly made:
"Will the elderly be a favored subgroup? Not under the Obama health law. An April 22 report by Medicare and Medicaid chief actuary Richard Foster shows that the law nearly doubles Medicaid rolls at a cost of $410 billion over the next decade.
To pay for this, the law slashes future Medicare funding by $525 billion over the same period, when 30 percent more people will enter Medicare as baby boomers age. In short, boomers will get less care than today's seniors.
Less care is Berwick's vision. In a speech marking the 60th birthday of the British National Health Service, he praised the NHS for deliberately creating scarcity: 'You [the NHS] plan the supply; you aim a bit low; historically, you prefer slightly too little of a technology or service to much too much and then you search for care bottlenecks and try to relieve them.'"
Berwick confessed, 'I am a romantic about the NHS. I love it. All I have to do to rediscover the romance is to look at the health care in my own country.' He praised the NHS for its central planning, frugality, wealth redistribution and rationing.