"In the coming weeks and months, I believe that the House and Senate will be engaged in a difficult issue, and I'm committed to building a transparent process to get this moving. But whatever plans emerge, both from the House and the Senate, I do believe that they've got to uphold three basic principles: first, that the rising cost of health care has to be brought down; second, that Americans have to be able to choose their own doctor and their own plan; and third, all Americans have to have quality, affordable health care."Several things jump out from his speech:
First, what the hell is a "transparent process?" Does he mean we won't be able to see the process? Considering how Pelosi and Reed operate, that I can believe.
Notice he isn't too specific on how he is going to accomplish his "three basic principles", and the mainstream media - the Hopenchange Cheerleading Department - isn't going to to be pressing too hard for that information, either.
Finally, can someone please, oh please, name me one thing that the Federal government provides that is both quality and affordable. Just one. Does this man think we're that stupid? The Federal government has a hard enough time just getting a half-ounce letter across town; what evidence is there that they will do any better managing your health-care decisions?
If you truly believe Obama's government-run health care is going to be quality and affordable, I have a few bridges that might interest you. They're high-quality and affordable. Really.