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Obama admits using current housing crisis to impose socialism

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Last week it was Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who said that the Democrats should not let a good crisis go to waste, but should do things that the people hadn't let them do earlier.

    Then yesterday, his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the same thing, during a trip to Russia.

    Now Obama himself is joining the chorus.

    Coincidence?

    The American people have long rejected things like nationalized health care and other socialistic programs taken over by government. But the Democrats have kept trying to impose them anyway, through thick and thin. Now they see an opportunity, where they might succeed in legislating against the will of the people.

    Of course, the difference between pushing an agenda during times of calm, and pushing it during a crisis, is that during a crisis, people are scared, desperate, and more willing to accept anything the government throws at them, in hopes it will somehow help. This is exactly what the Democrats have been waiting for.

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090307/D96P7GG00.html

    Obama: Crisis is time of `great opportunity'

    Mar 7, 8:36 AM (ET)
    By BEN FELLER

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday challenged his country to see its hard times as a chance to "discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis."

    "That is what we can do and must do today. And I am absolutely confident that is what we will do," Obama said in his weekly radio and video address, taped a day earlier at the White House.

    Obama recapped the work of the latest hectic week in his young presidency. His goal was to reassure the country that he and his team are taking specific steps to create jobs in the short term and begin to address huge issues such as health care.

    His rundown of the past week: the launch of a more detailed plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure; a new credit plan to spur lending for people and businesses; an overhaul of the way the government hands out private contracts to reduce waste; and a summit on how to overhaul health care.

    On the last point, Obama has set a goal of signing a bill this year that would fix the U.S. health care system, which is the costliest in the world and leaves an estimated 48 million people uninsured, plus many others lacking adequate coverage.

    "Our ideas and opinions about how to achieve this reform will vary, but our goal must be the same: quality, affordable health care for every American that no longer overwhelms the budgets of families, businesses and our government," Obama said.

    Obama says he is not wedded to a plan on how to fix the problem. But one proposal he has endorsed, giving Americans the option of buying medical coverage through a government plan, is drawing opposition from Republicans.

    Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., emphasized that point in the Republican weekly radio address.

    "I'm concerned that if the government steps in it will eventually push out the private health care plans millions of Americans enjoy today," Blunt said. "This could cause your employer to simply stop offering coverage, hoping the government will pick up the slack."
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Of course it's an invented thing too. There really is no crisis.
     
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