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Rep. Tom Price admonishes govt-takeover of healthcare


  • The Price is right! That townhall today in Colorado was like you were watching a flim-flam man selling a bill of goods. The part I saw was all softball questions, what a charade.

    What kills me is the lie: 47,000,000 uninsured. It is more like 5,000,000. Over 90% of AMERICANS have adequate to excellent healthcare.

    The best point Rep. Price made was that these POS bills don't get you healthcare they get you IN LINE.

    By jarasan, at 8:58 PM

  • I did not watch the video but I have to interject with these comments

    Obama wants to limit health care costs. Does anyone remember the Nixon Wage and Price Controls?
    "Nixon, under increasing political pressure from the investigations of the Watergate break-in, reluctantly reimposed a freeze in June 1973. Government officials were now in the business of setting prices and wages. This time, however, it was apparent that the control system was not working. Ranchers stopped shipping their cattle to the market, farmers drowned their chickens, and consumers emptied the shelves of supermarkets. Nixon took some comfort from a side benefit that George Shultz, at the time head of the Office of Management and Budget, identified. "At least," Shultz told the president, "we have now convinced everyone else of the rightness of our original position that wage-price controls are not the answer." Most of the system was finally abolished in April 1974, 17 months after Nixon's triumphant reelection victory over George McGovern -- and four months before Nixon resigned as president.

    In retrospect, some would call the Nixon presidency the "last liberal administration." This was not only because of the imposition of economic controls. It also carried out a great expansion of regulation into new areas, launching affirmative action and establishing the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "Probably more new regulation was imposed on the economy during the Nixon administration than in any other presidency since the New Deal," Herbert Stein ruefully observed."

    Do you remember that places rushed to increase prices before freeze?,0,3000107.story

    Another story on government control of the market-

    By Think, at 9:58 PM

  • Ok, I just watched it, my above comments do apply to the video.

    Anyway, I saw part of the Colorado Town Hall meeting tonight and noticed that the arguments of the President were full of flaws in Logic.
    For example President Obama tried to argue for Government health care by pointing out that UPS and Fedex compete with the post office. The problem with that is that Post offices are federal facilities and the workers are federal employees. Unless I missed something he is not proposing buying buildings for federal hospitals with government employed doctors and nurses.

    I could point out many other errors in the logic of Obamas arguments but I dont want to clog/hog Todds Blog.

    By Think, at 10:12 PM

  • Agree with Jarasan, they "get you IN LINE." Proposal made to look awesome via New-Speak ..... no wonder they're trying to ram it through without debate.

    By konane, at 9:23 AM

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