This week, in an interview with ABC, President Obama said some things that troubled me. I mean… they’re not things that I already didn’t know, but they are things that his ignorantly blind supporters will not notice. Is it denial, stupidity, or both?
This past Tuesday, Obama stated “When you look at the evidence, it’s not clear that it actually saves a lot of money. But what I’ve said is, let’s look at every avenue, because what is true is we need to strengthen Social Security, we need to strengthen Medicare for future generations, the current path is not sustainable because we’ve got an aging population and health care costs are shooting up so quickly.”
There is so much wrong with that statement, and most Obama worshipers won’t notice it. He stated “We need to strengthen Medicare for future generations, the current path is not sustainable.” Why did Obama say in the debates and throughout the campaign that his 700 billion dollar cut to Medicare meant “savings”?
When asked about raising the Medicare eligibility age, he stated, “when you look at the evidence, it’s not clear that it actually saves a lot of money.” What the President fails to mention, and I guarantee his legion of worshippers don’t even know, is that he agreed to raising the age in the failed negotiations nearly two years ago. This becomes a bigger problem for me because for any Republican to even entertain the idea of raising Medicare eligibility along with possible tax hikes proves that my hunch about the Republican leadership is correct. They are establishment progressives, and these ideas only advance the deterioration of America’s economy.
My point is that too many people don’t pay attention to the hidden gems buried within politicians’ statements. They are very telling, and it troubles me that many people can’t read into them.
Leadership on both sides of the aisle are in a power struggle and are NOT representing their constituencies, and we need to clean house in the upcoming elections if we want to change course. Down with the establishment!
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