An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 27 July 2010
Tennesseans oppose the national health care reform law enacted by Congress at the urging of President Barack Obama almost 2-to-1, according to a recent poll.
Fifty-seven percent of the 625 registered voters surveyed said they oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while only 30 percent said they support it. The remaining 13 percent were undecided.
There was notable contrast between Republicans and Democrats.
Of respondents who consider themselves Republican, 92 percent were opposed and only 3 percent supported the law. But 73 percent of Democrats backed the plan while only 10 percent were opposed.
Voters who said they were politically independent opposed the plan, 59 percent to 25 percent.
I keep wondering why there is such a major difference in the way Democrats and Republicans think. I honestly find it disturbing that there are so many who want some faceless entity taking care of their every need. Where did our spirit of independence go? People want to lower the medical costs, the first thing they need to do is get the government out of their business.
Let’s Not Make a Deal
At the height of the debate over Obamacare, when the White House’s leftist allies were in full panic mode, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein accused Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) of being “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.” Lieberman’s crime? He opposed including an expansion of Medicare in the health regulation bill. Now that the President’s signature foreign policy achievement, the New START nuclear agreement with Russia, is on the ropes, the left is again back to their hyperbolic ways. Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione told The Associated Press last week: “A delayed ratification with a close vote would be a blow to U.S. leadership around the world. People would doubt the President’s ability to negotiate other agreements.”