The Abominations of the Obama-Nation…..part 6


I have written about this subject before, and have five other parts on this. But it seems that Obama just can’t stop doing stupid things that make it possible for another part to be written. Here we go again!

My last post on the Abominations of the Obama-Nation series was done on February 16th, 2009. Since then, I could have kept up the series and had a new one every few days….but I stopped and went on to other things. Sadly, they all had to do with what Obama is doing to this nation, with the help of the Career politicians we have in Washington who are leaning so far left they are about to fall over. And still it goes on.

Only weeks after President Obama gets on national television and tells America that we cannot continue with this insane spending because we cannot sustain it, he comes out with another whopper. Here is is, as told in Reuters today:

Obama eyes $313 billion more cuts for healthcare reform

President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed an additional $313 billion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs to pay for healthcare reforms expected to cost about $1 trillion over the next decade.

“I know some question whether we can afford to act this year. But the unmistakable truth is that it would be irresponsible to not act,” Obama said in an advance text of his weekly radio address.

Obama wants a healthcare reform bill on his desk by October, but faces opposition from Republicans who oppose creation of a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

Many of his fellow Democrats are wary of making deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. healthcare programs for seniors and poor people, to pay for reforms.

With the cost of U.S. healthcare continuing to rise rapidly, Obama argued the country could not afford to wait another year for sweeping changes.

But he acknowledged the ambitious plan would increase government costs in the short run.

To address those concerns, Obama has pledged to come up with enough spending cuts and new revenue to pay for reforms.

“So today, I am announcing an additional $313 billion in savings that will rein in unnecessary spending, and increase efficiency and the quality of care — savings that will ensure that we have nearly $950 billion set aside to offset the cost of health care reform over the next ten years,” Obama said.

About $110 billion of the new cuts would come from reducing scheduled increases in Medicare payments. That would encourage healthcare providers to increase productivity, White House budget director Peter Orszag told reporters.

Obama also proposed cutting payments to hospitals to treat uninsured patients by $106 billion on the assumption those ranks would decline as healthcare reforms phase in.

An additional $75 billion would come from “better pricing of Medicare drugs,” Orszag said, adding the White House was in talks with stakeholders over the best way to do that.

The remaining $22 billion in proposed cuts would come from smaller reforms, such as adjusting payment rates for physician imaging services and cutting waste, fraud and abuse.

The new cuts are in addition to a $635 billion “down payment” on healthcare reform that Obama outlined in his budget to Congress earlier this year.

About half of that came from cuts in Medicare and Medicaid and the rest from revenue proposals such as cutting tax deductions for families that make over $250,000 a year.

Altogether, the Obama administration is now asking Congress to trim spending on Medicare and Medicaid by more than $600 billion over the next decade, which is more than some Democrats are willing to swallow.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel told reporters after a closed-door meeting with fellow Democrats on the panel that the committee would include about $400 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings in the healthcare overhaul legislation being drafted.

“We don’t think we can do all the things he (Obama) is recommending. … We think his 600 (billion) is our 400,” Rangel told reporters.

Now, you may ask, if he is cutting the health care budget by 313 billion, where is the money going to be spent? Well my friends, it won’t come out of the government that is for sure. As a matter of fact, when the Obama policies start to take effect, on the stimulous and everything, the government will be getting extra money because our taxes are going to be going up. Way up….but, if he is cutting heath care costs to the government, that cut is going to be felt elsewhere. And guess where that is?

If you guess our pocketbooks, then you guessed right. And spending is spending, and we the people are reaching our limits too, if we haven’t already passed them.

Obama has now figured out another way, to make sure that he is getting as much of our money as he can. Legal or not…..he is going to continue doing this because he feels that since he was voted in as President, it is his right to do so. So my friends, hold onto your wallets, because Obama and the government are coming for it’s contents. And like Rush Limbaugh said a while back……I hope he fails. Because this nation will be much better off if he does.


God Bless America and her troops
God Bless my readers and my listeners on BTR and my viewers on You Tube….

-Robert-

About Robert P. Garding

I am a Reagan Conservative, who is very alarmed at the Liberals who have just lost their majority over our government, but continue to act like it never happened. They have to be stopped. NOW or even sooner.
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