Barack Obama is attempting to rekindle the health care reform he is proposing by now inviting Republicans to a televised meeting.
Don’t be fooled.
This is all just political wrangling, in an attempt to embarrass the Republicans to back Barack’s plan through peer pressure. The idea is if the media can raise the ire of folks against Republicans blocking the health care bill, they will be forced to sign it and give Barack most, if not all, of what he wants.
Unfortunately, some poor sap Republican or two will fall for this trick. Most likely, it will be led by John McCain. It is poor decisions like McCain’s that got us into this mess in the first place. McCain supported all the proposed bailouts by Obama, and probably will back ‘Stimulus 2′ or whatever stupid acronym Pelosi slaps on the thing.
Look, there can be no health care reform until the cost of real health care is addressed. Why limit/address insurance if we solve the problem of the costs of the procedures and medicines in the first place?
That means Tort Reform, which the trial lawyers backing the Democrats do not want to address. It is easier to treat the effect, in this case the high cost of health insurance, than the cause, which is the frivolous and overwhelming lawsuits being filed each and every day against the health care provider. Obama does not want to address that, as people like his good buddy John Edwards got rich with pulling stunts like ‘channeling the victim’ and other courtroom theatrics.
So, don’t be fooled. All Obama wants to do is control more of the economy under the thumb of the government, where he believes he and his cronies would make better decisions than the American people.
We already made a poor decision electing this man, we don’t need to keep proving his point.