Quote Of The Week?

Given the ruling of the US Supreme Court this week on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise referred to as “Obamacare”, it would seem US President Barack Obama got his way. However, his way as president is at variance with his way as a presidential hopeful:

Both of us want to provide health care to all Americans. There’s a slight difference, and her plan is a good one. But, she mandates that everybody buy health care. She’d have the government force every individual to buy insurance and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance, it’s that they can’t afford it. So, I focus more on lowering costs. This is a modest difference. But, it’s one that she’s tried to elevate, arguing that because I don’t force people to buy health care that I’m not insuring everybody. Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t.”

Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama, comparing his health care plan to that of Hilary Clinton’s on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, February 28th 2008.

3 Replies to “Quote Of The Week?”

  1. This jumping on corpses to rattle out the last few coins is abhorrent to me. I simply don’t understand it, along with the constant injection of religion and personal lives, though polls are now telling us that most USians would approve an atheist president.

    Surely, surely most USians want FREE healthcare? The stupid can’t be that prevalent.

    XO
    WWW

  2. WWW – yes, it’s interesting that the latest Gallup poll indicates 54% of Americans would vote for an atheist presidential candidate. Of course, he/she would need an almost irresistible charm, wit, and super-intellect, to beat a more conventional ‘Christian’ opponent.

    The fact that 70% of 18 to 29 year olds would consider an atheist suggests hope for the future, though the figure dropping to just 56% of 30-59 year olds may simply indicate how long it takes to comprehensively indoctrinate the average American brain.

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  3. A very clear example of Prez Obama talking out of both sides of his mouth – the campaigning side and the presidenting side.
    Oh – he was such a good choice, not by the people, but by the DNC and those pulling THEIR strings! Sounds like conspiracy theorising bordering on paranoia?

    “Sometimes paranoia’s just having all the facts.”
    William S. Burroughs
    ;-(

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