Obama's HUGE blunder at NH Town Hall meeting.

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    Well--you gotta love it when Obama is unscripted--& actually answers those off the cuff questions. This one--I'll bet he wishes he could take back. A question was asked of him today regarding his proposed health care bill at the NH town hall meeting 8/11/09: Question was--Will your public government plan drive out private insurance companies. Obama's response:

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    Obama just gave us a perfect example of why the Federal Government should not provide a public option or a planned take-over of the health care industry--because the U.S. post office is currently 14 BILLION dollars in the hole. :lol:
     
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    Why is your screen name oreo.

    It could be a racist reference or it could be more innocent. You have refused to answer in the past. That makes me suspicious it is a racist reference.
     
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    obama also referred the government as a "person". weird.
     
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    As stated by myself and others many times - when off script, Obama is a bumbler - consistently inconsistent, making claims that simply do not stand up to even the sightest scrutiny.

    You are correct - here he gives a very legitimate answer as to why the government should NOT be involved to a greater degree in health care - it cannot compete efficiently, just like the Postal Service which runs billions in debt each year...
     
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    The US postal service is doing better than AIG, GM, Chrysler, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Citi Group, CIT, Enron, World Com, Health South etc

    Government is doing a good job providing healthcare for our prima dona congress. Why don't we privatize the military if the government cannot run anything.

    Government has more bureauracracy than the private sector but the private sector has more than their share of failings.

    That is why a combined private/public program is the best option
     
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    he has a thing for great tasting cookies
    you got a problem with that?
     
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    Oreo is a she.

    Maybe she picked it because it's America's favorite cookie!
     
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    What the hell kind of comparison is that? Your argument is just stupid.

    The US Postal Service cannot compete with FedEx and UPS, and that was true even before the advent of the Internet reduced letter carriage. That being said, government sponsored health care will not be able to compete with insurance companies, unless those companies are forced to a non-compete status, which is exactly what this health care package will do.

    Jesus fucking Christ you are full of horrible ideas. Privatize the military so different groups can raise their own armies? What a stupid thing to say.

    The private sector is allowed to fail too. Most companies that operate in the red are not allowed to continue to operate, while the government is. If FedEx or UPS were operating at $14 billion deficits, well...I'll stop right there, FedEx and UPS WOULDN'T operate at $14 billion deficits. They would cease to exist.

    This doesn't even warrant a response, as the rest of your post was just fucking stupid.
     
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    We have Government run health care already, it is called Medicare and medicaid and go ahead tell us how great THOSE programs are at keeping costs down and properly serving the people covered by them. By the way Obama and the dems are stripping money from Medicare as we speak and trying to take even more.
     
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    I guess the failures at AIG, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citi Group, Enron, World Com, had anything to do with government DEREGULATION of them in the 1990's. And of course Fannie/Freddie another government run agency & ground zero for this current economic collapse in which our government decided that it would be a great idea to co-sign our names to 50% of the mortgages in this country, also had nothing to do with your above listed private sector failures.---:lol:

    Yep--our government has a wonderful track record--& now the U.S. post office is only 14 BILLION DOLLARS in red ink.

    Our federal government couldn't run a lemonaid stand without bankrupting it.
     
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