Recent Posts From Doug Mataconis
From John Cole:
Now that the Republicans have spent the last two months whipping the blue hairs into a froth about Obamacare ending their Medicare, how are Republicans going to pivot and become “fiscal conservatives” again concerned about out of control entitlements, now that they are completely wedded to Medicare as it is?
Oh I don’t think it’ll be too hard for them to execute a completely unprincipled flip-flip.
After all, these are politicians we’re talking about.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll has more bad news for the Obama Administration:
WASHINGTON — Six months after President Obama launched a $787 billion plan to right the nation’s economy, a majority of Americans think the avalanche of new federal aid has cost too much and done too little to end the recession.
A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll found 57% of adults say the stimulus package is having no impact on the economy or making it worse. Even more —60% — doubt that the stimulus plan will help the economy in the years ahead, and only 18% say it has done anything to help improve their personal situation.
I’ve always known that government-worshiping liberals were naive, but I never thought they’d reached the level of naivety that Ezra Klein displayed in The Washington Post last week:
Chalk this up as yet another sign that the Obama Administration is very close to losing the health care debate:
Thirty-five percent (35%) of American voters say passage of the bill currently working its way through Congress would be better than not passing any health care reform legislation this year. However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most voters (54%) say no health care reform passed by Congress this year would be the better option.
Yes, that’s right. Remember the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, the one that passed with the votes of 204 GOP House members and 42 GOP Senators? Anyone want to guess what it provided funding for? Did you say counseling for end-of-life issues and care? Ding ding ding!!
For the first time in over two years of polling, voters trust Republicans slightly more than Democrats on the handling of the issue of health care. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that voters favor the GOP on the issue 44% to 41%.
Peter Schiff appeared on Fox Business Network this week talking about the best way to fix a broken health care system:
It’s beginning to look like the Democrats are running out of epithets to describe the opponents of the health care reform bill showing up at Congressional down halls.
Among the many questions at President Obama’s town hall yesterday, this one has garnered a lot of media attention: