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Obama is Blazing a New Trail . . .

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20090519/ts_usnews/obamaisblazinganewtrailwithhisboldmovesontheeconomy

Good read from U.S. News about the President.

Some quotes:

Obama also is eager to enact an overhaul of the nation's healthcare system that would move toward universal health coverage and, he hopes, lower costs. ... In addition, White House officials say, the healthcare issue has increased in importance, moving from a moral issue to a moral and practical one. This represents a contrast from the Clinton administration, when overhauling the healthcare system failed under the weight of practical concerns such as whether the version pushed by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1993 and 1994 would have the government intrude too much into the medical system. There is a deep belief among many experts that the healthcare costs are breaking the national budget and the budgets of millions of businesses, families, and individuals. Reform would be a "moral good since it's an embarrassment to have so many uninsured," the senior White House official says, "but there's now a fiscal imperative to fix it. There's a whole new momentum behind reform."

Polls show that more than 60 percent of Americans approve of his job performance so far, with overwhelming support from Democrats and strong support from independents. Republicans are solidly opposed to him, but the percentage of self-identified GOP voters is declining.

Obama is pushing the political pendulum from the conservative approach of Ronald Reagan, who said government was the problem, to a more liberal philosophy that holds that only Washington has the wherewithal to provide the answers. More than anything else, he has brought big, activist government back into play.

Sweet. :sifone:

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IMO its not blazing a new trail more just caching up with the world. Its sad when Cuba has a better health care system then us. With that said the insurance company's are gonna Lobby him to death so I hope he has a strong game plan.

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IMO its not blazing a new trail more just caching up with the world. Its sad when Cuba has a better health care system then us. With that said the insurance company's are gonna Lobby him to death so I hope he has a strong game plan.

Holy sh*t man............................................................ You liberals are so f*cking misguided. All hail The Barry. LOL

Your boy did a GREAT job of getting Guantanimo shut down. LOL :cheers2:

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Holy sh*t man............................................................ You liberals are so f*cking misguided. All hail The Barry. LOL

Your boy did a GREAT job of getting Guantanimo shut down. LOL :cheers2:

Yep and holy shnikies!! ... we are now inept when it comes to terrorist defense because we shut down Gitmo. God help our Cuban based asses.

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Its a big stretch to say Cuba has a better health care system. And look at countries with full universal health care...the patients are subsidized, if you will. The care and time with doctors is both average at best but usually sub par, everything is within a budget, etc. And these are countries with fractions of the population of the U.S.

An overhaul of the health care system is needed, but it does not need to become a government mandate, so much as regulation needs to be put on the insurance companies. America is too vast for universal health care to work.

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Have you ever been to the post office or DMV? Is that the kind of service you want from your doctors?

Next.

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I just love watching all you conservatives hoping for america to fail.

Traitors.

Enjoy.

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I just love watching all you conservatives hoping for america to fail.

Traitors.

Enjoy.

Arrogance, thy name is Zod. YOUR ways are the ways of proven failure.

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Arrogance, thy name is Zod. YOUR ways are the ways of proven failure.

lol

<points to last 8 years, laughs.>

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All of these tree hugging liberals waiting for a handout would surely love Universal Healthcare.....another freebie at the expense of those who worked hard, got an education, and made a success of their lives.

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I just love watching all you conservatives hoping for america to fail.

Traitors.

Enjoy.

I just love watching liberals line up and say "Me, me, me, me, me!!!!" if there is ever the prospect of a free government handout.

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I just love watching liberals line up and say "Me, me, me, me, me!!!!" if there is ever the prospect of a free government handout.

But Amsterdam has free health care!

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