Last Minute Prediction. . .

Right now the President is preparing to give his most recent speech on the great health care debate of 2009. I have seen some of his remarks that have been released by the White House and for my money, he sounds angry and fed up. You know how sometimes you read an email and you wonder if the person who wrote it was angry or kidding? That’s how I felt while I was reading his speech. There’s nothing new in it factually, just the tone of a man who has finally lost his patience with the country.

I wanted to put it on record before the speech that this was going to be the final nail in the coffin of the health care debate. Now that I’ve had a chance to see some of his comments, I’m more convinced than ever that this will be seen as the final stand for Obama on this matter. They may still pass it, but it will be in spite of the will of the people.

For the record though, the success or failure of this speech will depend totally on how he delivers it. If he delivers it the way it reads, his entire Presidency may in fact be over. Or. . . I could be wrong!

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  1. Craig Kelly

    But Half of the people polled want the Public Option, and that doesn’t include you people who only have cell phone who do not get polled. Those are the folks that need a public option the most.

    My opinion is founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.

  2. Welcome, Craig! I see you’ve been quite busy reading my posts. I hope you enjoy them. I, too, believe in the natural goodness of humans, etc. However, the autonomy of the individual is subverted by a publicly mandated health care system. Surely you realize that a public “option” is a fallacy. The only way you could guarantee services for those who need them is if you have a system flooded with people who pay and don’t actually use the system. That means everyone would have to be in the system. The problem is once everyone is on the system, everyone will use it. It’s like a ponzi scheme, much the way Social Security is set up. It will be bankrupt in a few years, and public health care right after it, if it’s passed.

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