Thursday, September 10, 2009

Smarter than a fifth grader?

"Our collective failure to meet this challenge - year after year, decade after decade - has led us to the breaking point."

But if we're at the 'breaking point, why doesn't ObamaCare start until 2013?

"There are now 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage."

For two years, you've said we had 46 million uninsured Americans... what happened to the other 16 million?

"And every day, 14,000 Americans lose their coverage."

Does that mean 15 million Americans will lose their health care before your government plan starts in 2013?

"We spend one and a half times more per person on health care than any other country, but we aren't any healthier for it."

Then why do people travel from every country in the world to get health care here in the U.S.?

"Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close."

Didn't the CBO and other economists say that the budget deficit will grow by between $250 billion and $2 trillion just in the next ten years?

"Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan."

If we can pay for "most" of health care reform by controlling waste and inefficiency, then why does a $900 billion health care plan include $820 billion in tax increases?

" federal dollars will be used to fund abortion."

They why did House Democrats defeat an amendment in committee what would have stopped federal funding of abortions?

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits - either now or in the future."

So we're going to add '30 million' uninsured people to government health care, not cut benefits for anyone, not deny care to anyone, and it won't add a dime to our deficits?

"Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan...the plan I'm proposing will cost around $900 billion over the next 10 years..."

If there is so much "waste and inefficiency" in Medicare and Medicaid - two government-run health care plans - then won't further government involvement lead to even more "waste and inefficiency"?

"And I will continue to seek common ground in the weeks ahead. If you come to me with a serious set of proposals, I will be there to listen."

Then why won't you meet with House Republicans, who asked to meet four months ago?


Based upon: Common sense questions. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

No comments: