Obama might be innocent of the GOP charges --some of them--but the fact is that he has indebted us for decades ahead far more than GW Bush. And Bush helped him with the bail-out idea --and I don't know what would have happened if they had not bailed out AIG, etc. --to people's ins. and pension plans, etc. --but why should any of those same CEO's, etc. get million dollar pay if their company had to borrow from the gov? Because of their contracts? Makes no sense at all.
Obama is legitimately suspect by Americans because of his attempts to put known radicals and socialists in high positions.
Obama really does believe that federal solutions and federal spending are panaceas--instead of starting incrementally in health care with the reforms that the democrats should support --but won't, because their lawyers make their livings suing doctors and hospitals and driving insurance costs up. Give us tort reform and let people take policies with them, continuing to pay their portion of them, when they change jobs or states. Otherwise, their pre-existant conditions incline ins. companies to refuse them for fear of going broke. A logical decision on their part.
Obama wants feds to take over healthcare, not just reform it.
They should also address the huge fraud problem and go after genuine fraud more aggressively before overhauling the present system. Medical ethics and the value of honesty and charity in healthcare charging should be stressed nationally. MOST people do not have to carry the burden of the huge costs as it is. But people should all strive to get health insurance and be part of the solution.
I know people who are continual drug seekers --and for vague ailments --and they pile up the unused meds on top of the frig --never looking through to see if they already have a remedy for their common cold but instead preferring the "daddy care" of a doctor.
Someone should do a survey and see if fatherless people --and people estranged from either parent or both-- spend a lot more time in doctor's offices and ER's than the well-parented. I think you would find that family breakdown correlates with high use of physicians.
We also have too many people getting free rides in taxation and healthcare because of their family breakdown. They need help --but why are there SO MANY who need help? Breakdown in national morality, that's why.
We have several just waiting for unemployment to run out before they'll even seriously seek a job, change states, etc.
I think Obama's best bet is to give tax advantages to employers for every new hire. If every employer would hire one or more, could we drastically reduce unemployment? What about a tax credit for men and women who stay married? who marry their baby-mamas! I know of 2 guys who have had babies with at least 3 or 4 women --and they are raising none of them. But would that even work? They'd get the marriage license but still live as before, probably. We are more and more a dysfunctional society of single parents and shacked up and gay couples. As our tv media push, push, push immorality as the norm. Our heroines and heroes sleep together in tv programs, reality shows --with nary a blink of shame for not being married. That didn't used to be --when I was a kid. Shacking up was very rare and very frowned upon. We cared what others thought --and we believed in a God of morality.
I also think any gov't subsidized business --or business that downsizes -- should have limits on top salaries. I was astonished to hear that the CEO's or presidents of Mercy medical and Pro-Medica, each make almost 2 million dollars a year! WHY? Do we really think these guys wouldn't work for less??? What's the matter with these boards of directors? They could afford to hire, insure, and pay really well 15 more employees at 100,000 each and still pay their CEO 500,000 annually!
It is inequity like this that leads to counter-productive revolts --unions, strikes, etc. Greed at the top is no more respectable than greed and/or laziness at the bottom of the pay scale.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible