Things We Learned…
THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
By Neal Boortz @ February 26, 2010
So yesterday’s summit on healthcare was a big snoozer. I’m sorry, it was. For those of you who took the time to watch it, I commend you for being engaged. What was being discussed in that room will affect you life far more than American Idol or Entertainment Tonight. But we did come away from this summit with a clearer understand of a few things. So here we go with a list of things we learned from yesterday’s healthcare summit.
* Barack Obama is the president. Got it?
* John McCain is NOT the president (and he may be very bitter about that)
* The GOP was worried that it would look like Obama was “standing up there like God” over them. Well the guy is “sort of a God” .. isn’t he?
* Nancy Pelosi says their healthcare bill will create 4 million jobs
* Nancy Pelosi is worried about your health “security”
* The Republicans want to start over. The Democrats don’t.
* CBO results can be skewed to support whatever you want them to support
* Obama doesn’t appreciate it when Republicans bring the Democrat healthcare bill to a summit on healthcare reform
* Now what?
* Any ideas that the Republicans bring to the health care debate were essentially out of order because they aren’t part of the Democrat plan and, thus, aren’t really on the discussion agenda.
* A bipartisan health care reform agreement can only be achieved when the Republicans sign on to Democrat ideas.
* I would have loved to hear Lamar Alexander say “Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re the one who called this summit. Did you call us here to listen to you say the same things you’ve been saying for a year, or did you call us here to listen to and give some consideration to different ideas?