Assume the President now has One Hundred units of political capital to spend. How many units will he have if the healthcare bill fails? How about if the Climate change bill fails? How about if both fail? How about if both get enacted into law.?
Would he be inevitable in 2012 if he gets both bills…
He will lose the trust of those who voted him into office.
First of all, Obama wants to make insurance more available to all. And change the system so that it is cheaper, and also so that the insurance companies find it harder to get out of paying for treatment. The system he is proposing looks similar to that that works in Holland.
Second, of course universal health-cover sucks. That is why we in Western Europe have it. We think, hmm, our healthcare system sucks. I know, lets keep it. I guess that is the same with Japan and Canada as well.
FACT – the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet.
FACT – the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage.
That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.
Love it or hate it we need both of these things to happen
I don’t like Socialized Medicine but 40% of the people are going to take
a huge chunk out of our economy if we let the go without medical care
by the way~~they are getting free treatment now~~over $600 billions dollars a year
This would mean the government would only spend another $400 Billion
to get up to speed~~I think it stinks but it seems the only way out of this
dog and pony medical freak show
also the Climate Bill will have to be modified~~we will go green eventually
but not on Obama watch~~this is more expensive and in the end
too ambitious to expect industry to roll over on all the demand on it to clean
up their act
The Jimmy Carter parallel holds logical water. Third party can never win. I think Hillary will resign her post and oppose Obama in his own party in 2012. As a strong Republican and Conservative , I am hoping for a good second party candidate.
Congress will change hands in 2010, and Obama will be out of Office 1-20-2013. A Conservative will replace Obama. 159+ million Americans did not vote for Obama; think about it.
Consider this: If these bills pass – – the cost to the American people would be so extreme – so vast – so detrimental – – we may never recover. How many Trillion$$ of dollars are they going to print, before the dollars are not worth the paper they are printed on.
This entire concept makes absolutely no sense.
Politically it will hurt him. But I see little chance of that and the effects of those two programs maybe far more damaging to him.
He will be done if the cap and trade and health care bills pass not fail.
If they pass, were done, Kaput…as a nation !
None, but a huge loss to the country, and the environment.