Wednesday, March 17, 2010

President Obama's Mirage

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"What we need from the next president is somebody who will not just tell you what you want to hear but will tell you what you need to hear." Barack Obama, February 27, 2008.

According to Newsweek's Robert Samuelson, "Barack Obama has failed."

The miseducation has worsened as the healthcare debate approaches its climax.

Samuelson says, "Almost everything you think you know about healthcare is probably wrong."

He says he sees a parallel to healthcare. Housing.

Robert Samuelson, a long time columnist for Newsweek, has written an exclusive article for their website, "A Cost Control Mirage" in which he looks at some surprising healthcare facts and untruths that have been put forward in the effort to get Obama's plan passed.

Our attention and opposition is primarily focused on certain moral aspects of the healthcare bill---specifically federally funded abortion and related life issues, however, the cost aspects of the "plan" are equally moral in nature.

We do not agree with all Samuelson's positions, however he raises some very interesting points and some very revealing facts and studies regarding universal healthcare, affordable healthcare and the uninsured.

He fails to address tort reform as part of a real solution, but I think his column is particularly informative at this time.

I do not believe healthcare is a right. However, if properly reformed, it can be a great blessing to many in this the greatest country in the history of the world.

Obama's plan will not provide that blessing.

Samuelson concludes:

"What people need to know is that Obama's plan evades healthcare's major problems and would worsen the budget outlook. It's a big new spending program when government hasn't paid for the spending programs it already has. 'If not now, when? If not us, who', Obama asks. The answer is: It's not now, and it's not 'us'. Pass or not, Obama's proposal is the illusion of 'reform' not the real thing."

These are perilous times. Much hangs in the balance.

Be prayerful. Be vigilant. Be active. Do not be silent.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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