Obama’s Healthcare Speech Putting Democrats in a Bind

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Associated Press is reporting that Democratic lawmakers are having trouble adding any of Obama’s prescriptions for the nation’s healthcare troubles after the president’s speech delivered before a joint session of Congress last week.

Not only are they having troubles adding Obama’s ideas at this late date, some Congressmen are even saying it is impossible to do so. Many have no desire to do so.

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D, NY), for instance, is saying that hitting the $900 billion funding target is “very difficult,” because keeping the tab that low would reduce coverage for “poor and working people.” Other Democrats are saying that Obama’s claim that he won’t sign the bill “if it adds one dime to the deficit” because all understand that this will kill anything they try to do with Obamacare.

Pols also mentioned that Obama’s request on Medicare prescription drug benefits would also be “difficult” citing costs.

Lastly, the fact that the administration hasn’t bothered to inform us all of the total costs for all of Obama’s healthcare ideas from last week isn’t helping anyone figure out how to satisfy the president’s policy ideas.

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as NewsBusters.org, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, TheRealityCheck.org, RedState.com, Human Events Magazine, AmericanDailyReview.com, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for RedCounty.com.

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