Ok, so Obama packs a venue full of drooling sycophants to try and regain control of the health insurance care debate. Unable to answer real questions about the program from real critics – the PotUS fills an audience with friendlies to be sure he looks good on tv. The entire goal of this little charade is to convince us that adding a government option to health care is good for the system, and that it in no way impacts the level of health care Americans currently receive. Over and over again Obama stresses how a government run option will make things better, not worse. He made promises he doesn’t know how or if he can keep – like saying that his health care plan wouldn’t add to the deficit. Well, I guess not if you decide to tax the socks off of everyone in the US – but that seems to run afoul of his previous pledge not to tax the middle class, eh? Of course, Obama doesn’t really care about breaking promises – he will say whatever is necessary to advance his agenda.
One wonders, however, how Obama – at a meeting designed to convince us that a government run option to health care would be just as viable as our current private system – could utter something like this (emphasis mine):
He also disputed the notion that adding a government-run insurance plan into a menu of options from which people could pick would drive private insurers out of business, in effect making the system single-payer by default.
As long as they have a good product and the government plan has to sustain itself through premiums and other non-tax revenue, private insurers should be able to compete with the government plan, Obama said.
“They do it all the time,” he said. “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. … It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”
Got that? The private shippers are doing just fine – it’s the government run postal service that’s always in trouble. But government run health care will be different. Trust me. Or else. Keep fighting, America – you don’t want what we have here in Canada. Notice how the wait times information was last updated March 31, 2009. So, in Canada, we even get to have wait times to find out what our wait times are.