Does President Obama understand what is in the Health Care Bill?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
March 16, 2010 12:06am CST
President Obama is telling the American people that the Health Care Bill will save money. He points to the $500 billion in cuts in Medicare and plans to use it to pay for the Health Care Bill. This is like you saying that you are not going to pay the ABC credit card and save money, then turn around and use the money to pay another bill, all the time claiming you are saving money. Even the Congressional Budget Office says the President is not right on the savings. Does President Obama understand what is in the Bill or is he misleading the Public?
5 responses
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I don't like the Idea of having the federal government running a Health Insurance company but if the people want it and think that they should run it than it will happen. Even though look at how well the Feds run everything else Education, Social Security, Medicare and many other things and don't they do a really good job at running those organizations oh a few of them are going to be really in trouble in the next few years oh well. I think that the people need to get together and create a Non-Profit Insurance Company. It wouldn't be that hard. I also think that the federal government needs to allow insurance companies to form in to big cross state lines companies. As far as if Obama is lying I don't think so with the CBO saying it would save money then he isn't lying. The President is trying to get something moving and he knows that it is going to be one hell of a fight to get what he thinks the country needs to pass through the Political Warzone congress is and should be. We need to have debates on this and the Dems should know that is how we are going to get are reform that works for the minority and the majority. The Republicans also need to quit this we are going to stick together like lovers and not talk or reason with the Dems. I tell you I am not going to vote for them or the dems if they keep this childish bs up!
• United States
16 Mar 10
Bob, Obama is 100% correct and you don't have to take his word on it: Take the Congressional Budget Office. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/10/cbo_says_senate_health_bill_wo.html
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I seriously doubt he has read it since he keeps spending his time traveling around the USA to campaign it. I don't think he realizes how bad of a bill it actually is. I really think he hasn't been involved in this bill for as much political capital that he is spending on it. So far every speech he has made about the health care bill has had some major inaccuracies.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I doubt that he has even read it. No one else seems to have. Of course he is misleading (lying to) the public... he has been ever since he started campaigning and he is still lying. He is also still campaigning.
• United States
16 Mar 10
He is out and out lying. he will say whatever to get the public in favor of it so that it passes. After it passes will be too late to do anything about it.