Every now and then a newspaper headline causes a double take. The following quote appeared on page 1 of today’s Orlando Sentinel directing the reader to an article in the business section.
The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.
I received what follows from a golfer friend of mine. Of even more interest was that my friend is, well, not exactly a conservative. Even if you are not a golfer, please read on.
Well, not exactly heads, but at least one head.
The major premise behind Obamacare (at least as sold to the American public) was that some 40 million Americans did not have health insurance (notice I didn’t say health care), and something needed to be done to fix that situation. That was some three and a half years ago. Flash forward to today.
Hillary Clinton, as the heiress apparent for the Democrat party, gave us a glimpse of our future under her “guidance”.
On Wednesday evening, the President appeared on NBC to respond to the outcry of people who have now learned that they can keep neither their doctor nor their private insurance under Obamacare. Let me remind you what the President said on Wednesday.
About ten days ago when everyone was thinking about the impending government shut down, President Obama announced a $320 million bailout for the bankrupt city of Detroit. But, lo and behold, per the New York Times, it isn’t a bailout, at all, it is simply “aid”.
Many on the “right” are blasting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. Nv.) for his refusal to allow any matters of importance to come to the Senate floor during the “government shutdown”. But, I am here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth.
We keep hearing stories about national parks and national monuments being closed due to the government shut down. But this closure may forever remain a mystery.
That is the position taken by our current President on both the 2014 budget, or rather, the continuing resolution, and, raising the debt ceiling.