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Could Obama Do Much Worse The First Few Months?

March 6, 2009
Dr. Laurie Roth
3/6/2009

The gifts of the first few months

Obama has moved to nationalize banks and health care. He and his administration play word games with us by calling it partnerships instead of national takeovers. They can call it Pee Wee Herman’s financial playhouse for all I care. It’s still socialism and nationalism!

Then there is the total betrayal of manipulating health care criteria and payments!

We are seeing the payment criteria to Medicaid and Medicare go from “safe and effective” treatment to “cost effective” treatment. You realize that this shift puts a target right in the middle of senior’s heads and will make treatment harder and harder to get! Anything I guess to save money so we can give more bonus checks to CEOs and bankers.

Then there is the glowing strength of foreign policy.

The story continues …..

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2009 9:36 am

    Dear Doctor? Doctor Doom?

    What is this… another rant to attract ratings? You think attitude gives your comments altitude? (I am responding so you did hook me!)

    You must be kidding! Have you been paying any attention to the last 8 years?

    First few months? Obama has been in office 6 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You actually have listeners and viewers?

    Hello….Using catch words to replace old, ineffective policies to create new initiatives are important to gain support and sell them to the country isn’t something new!!!…not too long ago we had “Contract for American”, “Weapons of Mass Illusion”, “Mission Accomplished” and Bushisms…come on!

    Another list of accusations and dire predictions that has nothing to do with reality….Anyone with a brain can see see and hear the subjectivity, bias and hyperbole in your words…”nationalize banks and health care”, “total betrayal”, “target right in the middle of senior’s heads” “bonus checks to CEOs and bankers”…Are you listening to Limbaugh? Did you hear any of Obama’s speeches? Have you been paying any attention to anything real? One example …the elimination of CEO bonuses?

    The “gifts of the first few months” won’t undo the those we received over the last 8 years, but we certainly know that the direction we are going in now for now can’t be any worse than the “spin” direction we were headed…and I think when the first few months actually have passed, then we might have a better idea of the effectiveness of these new initiatives. We tend to want instant gratification, but as the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t rebuilt in a day”. I think we might actually get on the bandwagon of support rather than the cart of criticism…how about we actually wait a few months to actually see about what impact and real change these new policies will have on our country?

    At least we have the freedom to ignore such subjective and sarcastic comments if we choose to….and given the reaction and political poles in this country right now, it appears that there has never been so much support and respect for the direction of our leadership.

    It would be refreshing in this new era in American history to actually have those who like to “cast stones” to actually come up with some suggestions rather than vitriolic and vicious verbiage…but as many great leaders know, there are always going to be naysayers and doomsayers.

    At least, voices of reason and rational thinking now have the reins…and the reigns!

    And finally, thank you for giving me an opportunity to air and articulate what makes sense rather than what incenses. Perspective becomes so much clearer when we have petulance and political propaganda pontificating!

    Ah, that feels better,…thanks Doc! You must be a healthcare specialist!

  2. March 6, 2009 7:32 am

    Dear Doctor? Doctor Doom?

    What is this… another rant to attract ratings? You think attitude gives your comments altitude? (I am responding so you did hook me!)

    You must be kidding! Have you been paying any attention to the last 8 years?

    First few months? Obama has been in office 6 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You actually have listeners and viewers?

    Hello….Using catch words to replace old, ineffective policies to create new initiatives are important to gain support and sell them to the country isn’t something new!!!…not too long ago we had “Contract for American”, “Weapons of Mass Illusion”, “Mission Accomplished” and Bushisms…come on!

    Another list of accusations and dire predictions that has nothing to do with reality….Anyone with a brain can see see and hear the subjectivity, bias and hyperbole in your words…”nationalize banks and health care”, “total betrayal”, “target right in the middle of senior’s heads” “bonus checks to CEOs and bankers”…Are you listening to Limbaugh? Did you hear any of Obama’s speeches? Have you been paying any attention to anything real? One example …the elimination of CEO bonuses?

    The “gifts of the first few months” won’t undo the those we received over the last 8 years, but we certainly know that the direction we are going in now for now can’t be any worse than the “spin” direction we were headed…and I think when the first few months actually have passed, then we might have a better idea of the effectiveness of these new initiatives. We tend to want instant gratification, but as the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t rebuilt in a day”. I think we might actually get on the bandwagon of support rather than the cart of criticism…how about we actually wait a few months to actually see about what impact and real change these new policies will have on our country?

    At least we have the freedom to ignore such subjective and sarcastic comments if we choose to….and given the reaction and political poles in this country right now, it appears that there has never been so much support and respect for the direction our leadership.

    It would be refreshing in this new era in American history to actually have those who like to “cast stones” to actually come up with some suggestions rather than vitriolic and vicious verbiage…but as many great leaders know, their always going to be naysayers and doomsayers.

    At least, voices of reason and rational thinking now have the reins…and the reigns!

    And finally, thank you for giving me an opportunity to air and articulate what makes sense rather than what incenses. Perspective becomes so much clearer when we have petulance and political propaganda pontificating!

    Ah, that feels better,…thanks Doc! You must be a healthcare specialist!

    • Henry Lane permalink
      October 11, 2012 3:24 pm

      This is not my article…I did not write this…

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