Hits and misses: 8-4-09
some of the links that are fit to link
...from 'round the sphere this morning:
Supply means more demand...then rationing
Dick Morris points out the obvious in his latest column:
"Here's a point that's no surprise except to the "reformers": People with insurance use more healthcare.
"President Barack Obama seeks to cover 50 million new people. Where are the extra doctors, nurses, and so on going to come from? Neither the administration nor anyone on the Hill has proposed anything to add to the supply of medical services even as they plan vastly to increase the demand. "
And of course, this will lead down the road to the "r" word that the Dems don't want to talk about...
The tax man cometh...
If you paid even remote attention to the 2008 presidential campaign, you know that the Bamster went out of his way to avoid being tagged with the big spending, big taxing liberal Democrat label, going so far as to promise - repeatedly - that there would be NO tax increaes on his watch for anyone making under $250,000. The problem is that the people who work for him keep letting the cat out of the bag...
This past Sunday, his chief White House economist, Larry Summers, when asked about the campaign promise, said: “It is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out no matter what”. About the same time, one of his fellow Obama administration employees, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was on ABC stating: “We have to bring these deficits down very dramatically. And that’s going to require some very hard choices."
Wow, looks like "hopenchange" comes with an expiration date. And it's not as though we don't expect this to happen. Heck, just the math of the federal budget, deficit and debt make it a virtual certainty, (and the real money is down the tax scale, not up). Something's going to have to give. Either sacred cows in the budget have to get cut, or the taxpayers get "cut" a new one. And given who's running the shop in DC, which do you think will happen?
Strong opinions not favorable to Obama...
The latest Rasmussen poll has more bad news for The One. In this case, it's the opinions of people who "feel strongly", one way or another:
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 30% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval
Which might explain a good bit of the "rush" to get a massive health care reform bill passed NOW...you know, before anyone can read it.