The White House is backing down from efforts to drop "sweetheart" deals poisoning health care legislation as House Budget Committee Democrats meet Monday to craft a "fix-it" bill that does not yet have a price tag.How excellent is it that in a time when we are broke, President Obama is fine with expensive, unnecessary special deals as long as all the states can get in on it. This outrageous spending and careless business sense in running the country must stop. How is it not understood that the outrage from the people does not come because one state got a special deal, but because we can afford NO DEALS. We can't afford the health care bill, even if you take special deals out. Extending those deals further doesn't make it better. It is insulting to me and every other American that we continually be forced to pay for things like this that have no place in health care legislation. It has come to the point where it is clear Obama, Pelosi and Reid have no concern at all what the American people want. They only care they pass this legislation no matter the cost to the American people or the toll it will take on our quality of life.
In a new take on its policy, White House top strategist David Axelrod said President Obama only objects to state-specific arrangements, such as an increase in Medicaid funding for Nebraska, ridiculed as the "cornhusker kickback."
But instead of dropping them, the concept behind those deals could be widened so that all states benefit.
Punching Stupid and Evil in the Face Since 1986!
"We are on strike, we the men of the mind. We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties."-John Galt
Monday, March 15, 2010
In an effort to make something that is awful even awfuller, rather than removing unnecessary spending and sweetheart deals the White House is now considering extending some of those deals to every state. Because they cannot garner the votes needed to pass some kind of health care bill-even through reconciliation-the Administration is now considering extending special considerations like increased Medicaid funding and kickbacks to build hospitals not only to the original benefactors, but to all states that might "qualify".