In a tentative Senate deal, the "public option" has been dropped from ObamaCare. Instead, Medicare would be expanded to include the 10% of the U.S. population that is between the ages of 55 and 65. The Senate Minority Leader ridiculed the scheme: "If your goal was to come up with a plan for financial ruin, you couldn't come up with a better idea than cutting a program by $500 billion and simultaneously expanding the number of people it is required to cover."
We won't know much about the details until it has been scored by the Congressional Budget Office. But like any other Democrat scheme, it will undoubtedly be an expensive, ineffective, irreversible, impractical, unrealistic plan that gives more power to the federal government and takes freedom and choice away from taxpayers. The plan won't cut total spending on health care, reduce the Federal deficit, or help Americans to enjoy longer life or better health.
The primary objective is to pass anything that has the words "health care" in the title, and to pass it quickly enough to allow Obama to brag about it in his State of the Union teleprompter reading next month. (Higher taxes and bigger government will be the icing on the cake.)
By passing their health care bill, power-greedy Congressional Democrats will temporarily satisfy their thirst for power, but nothing else will be accomplished.
Copenhagen Turning Into 'Circus' Sideshow, Critics Say
Blame the economy for Obama's low ratings if you like, but the Great Depression never caused FDR's approval to go this low.
A little history: 80% of those who filibustered civil rights were Democrats, including Robert Byrd...