Obama the Weak-Willed.
Obama has promised to deliver healthcare to
45 million Americans, including 15 million illegal aliens, over 30 million Americans, and not “add one single dime to the federal deficit.” This promise hinges on Obama eliminating “fraud, waste and abuse” in Medicare, cutting Medicare advantage, and to a large extent, promising today that some future President and some future Congress will cut benefits in order to keep spending in check.
A child of 5 could see that this is absurd, but Congress, of course claps like the drooling two year-olds they are.
A child of 5 could see that this is absurd, but Congress, of course claps like the drooling two year-olds they are. So what really happens when benefit cuts are mandated by law? Do we have a real world example? I don’t know, maybe a cost of living adjustment to Social Security? Ah, yes, we do.
There are many people over 65 who don’t need Social Security at all, much less an additional $250 from the Obama Re-Election Fund.
This year, the Social Security Administration announced that, due to a negative change in the consumer pricing index, there would be no cost of living adjustment to social security. Obama immediately called for a $250 payment to seniors to make up for it. But don’t worry, Obama says, the approximately $13 billion won’t come out of the Social Security trust fund. Unless it is coming out of Obama’s pocket, that is still $13 billion that the federal government has to steal from you or your children to pay to someone else. (And given the bureaucratic inefficiencies, it will actually cost closer to $32.5 billion, as the government wastes about $.60 for every $1.00 it collects. And that doesn’t include the interest on your money with which Obama is being so generous.)
Do you really think Warren Buffet and Mayor Bloomberg need $2,000 a month plus another $250 of your money?
The point is not to gang up on grandma. There are elderly people who desperately need cash. But there are also people over 65 who really don’t need Social Security at all, much less an additional $250 from the Obama Re-Election Fund. Do you really think Warren Buffet and Mayor Bloomberg need $2,000 a month plus another $250 of your money?
Reagan once said that there is nothing on Earth as close to eternal life as a government program. The notion that Obama, or any administration, will have the political will to cut Medicare, the most popular government program in history, is absurd. To base a new government program on that promise should be a new definition of gullible.
But this is not an isolated event. Obama has proven he cannot make difficult decisions. From Gitmo, to Afghanistan; from gay marriage and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to gun rights in D.C., Obama never sticks his neck out. He has never led, never risked. Even in a simple gubernatorial race, Obama will not come out and campaign for Creigh Deeds because he knows it to be a losing effort. Governing is about making difficult decisions, not voting present.