Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Obama Not Familiar With Contents of ObamaCare

While we all know that Congress will not take time to read any proposed health care reform act it tries to pass, I guess I just assumed that Obama himself would at least be familiar with any such proposal. Apparently, that is not the case.

With the public's trust in his handling of health care tanking (50%-44% of Americans disapprove), the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass ObamaCare: All Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftists bloggers, urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible.

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 it 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."

This is a problem. Obama is trying to shove this through Congress and has all but vowed to sign whatever comes to his desk in whatever form, be he has no clue what's actually in it. Members of Congress have no clue what's in it, either.

(A side note: Who really writes the laws in this country? It's not the President and it's not members of Congress? Actually, it is usually a combination of lobbyists and Congressional aides who put in the details, and everyone else pretends they know what's going on.)

Should we really be fundamentally altering nearly a fifth of our economy and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars without even understanding what we are doing? (That's a rhetorical question.)

Obama accuses his opponents of "playing politics," but what is more political than hammering through legislation that he hasn't read and doesn't know the details of for the purpose of scoring a political victory and paying back the leftists who supported him during the election?


MB July 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

And now he has called out his left wing posse to deluge the blogs with pro health care rhetoric. I guess he's going to use campaign tactics to get this one passed and if it works, you can count on it being employed for the Climate bill.

RightKlik July 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

Yeah, and he's in a big rush to pass a bill...like...yesterday. READ THE BILL!!

http://tr.im/ReadTheBill ← @whitehouse

conservative generation July 21, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

Has Obama even seen a congressional bill? He was never there as a senator. I can't believe he has a padded session with leftist bloggers and he still looks like a fool.

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