Obamacare: Governors Say Not So Fast On Obama’s Healthcare … Obama Gets Bipartisan Consensus for Healthcare Plan
Obama finally gets bipartisan “dis”approval!
Think Governors do not know the pulse of their state and that Obamacare is a loser?
Barack Obama finally has a bipartisan agreement with his policies. Too bad for him and good for Americans that it is against Obamacare. It appears that Obama’s healthcare plan has grown consensus opposition from Governors to The One’s healthcare reform. As also reported in the Boston Globe, the nations governors are deeply concerned over the cost to pay for Obamacare. Is Obamacare close to DOA?
The nation’s governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern yesterday about the shape of the healthcare bill emerging from Congress, fearing that the federal government is about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without providing the money to pay for them.
The role of the states in a restructured healthcare system dominated the summer meeting of the National Governors Association here this weekend – with bipartisan animosity voiced against the Obama administration’s plan during a closed-door luncheon Saturday and in a private meeting yesterday afternoon with the secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius.
“I think the governors would all agree that what we don’t want from the federal government is unfunded mandates,’’ said Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont, a Republican who is the group’s incoming chairman. “We can’t have the Congress impose requirements that we are forced to absorb beyond our capacity to do so.’’
As states are operating in the red, dealing with unemployment and facing a recession , what governor in their right is going to say to their people we are going to increases taxes? Blue Crab Boulevard is spot on when they say, it is political suicide for a anyone to vote for Obamacare. All polls are beginning to show that a vote for Obamacare means a sure loss in the next election.
I suspect that this means that Obama has seriously tried to overreach on this plan. I also suspect that any member of Congress, from either house, that votes for this plan will be in severe trouble back home at the next election. I think the governors (from both parties) just sent a very, very clear message.
More from Don Surber, Governors balk at Obamacare
Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen: It’s “the mother of all unfunded mandates.”
VP Joe Biden has recently said the the Obama Administration misread the economy. He might add that they have misread healthcare as well. It would seem that Obama has misread many things and “We the People” are beginning to realize it. A Washington Post-ABC poll shows that many Obama issues have dropped below the 50% threshold for the first time since he took office, (see poll results HERE). Have Americans lost confidence in Obama in the first 6 months? Among them, healthcare has taken a hit.
Obama’s approval ratings on other front-burner issues, such as the economy and the federal budget deficit, have also slipped over the summer, as rising concern about spending and continuing worries about the economy combine to challenge his administration. Barely more than half approve of the way he is handling unemployment, which now tops 10 percent in 15 states and the District.
As bipartisan opposition, resentment and skepticism mount against the cost of Obamacare, President Obama is going to “Take the Baton” and make speeches were he will spin to the American people that increasing deficits and bankrupting America is a good thing.
AMERICA, WAKE UP … Do not believe crafted words, the numbers do not lie. Of course ask yourself, we is Obama in such a hurry to pass this mess? Could it be because he sees is popularity going down as well after only 6 months.