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Obama costs the US a lot of money and jobs

Chloe Moore, Opinion and Variety Editor
April 17, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Some people call it astonishing. Some call it amazing. But a lot of people call it a horrible mistake. Donald Trump even called it the worst in US history. Is that true? Maybe, maybe not. But in the end, one thing is true, and that is that electing Obama as president was a grave error.
When Obama was inaugurated in 2008, the unemployment rate at that time was 7.8%. Since then, it has reached a high of 10% and is now at 8.3%, according to the data found on mollysmiddleamerica.blogspot.com. Geez, wasn’t he supposed to help in lowering that?
Also, since he has been elected, Obama has quadrupled the budget deficit. A budget deficit is when the government is spending more money than it is making. What does this mean for America? Simple: it means more debt. Geez, wasn’t he supposed to help lower that, too?
Obamacare, one of the only things Obama has done in his four years, has some benefits, but also many drawbacks. With all the new taxes, penalties, and fees, it will dispirit businesses from expanding, meaning a loss of 800,000 jobs, which, when looking at the unemployment rate, people could really use.
Additionally, Obamacare will increase the budget deficit by $500 billion in the next ten years. Just hearing these facts makes you question what made us elect Obama in the first place.
Since Obama has been elected, he has cost the US a lot of money and many jobs. And the one thing that he has done, Obamacare, is riddled with elements that will cost the US even more. It makes you wonder what he’s been doing all this time as president… Well, besides the 61 vacation days he’s taken, according to CBS news.
All in all, these facts and many more prove that you should not vote for Obama in the upcoming presidential race.

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  1. Nur on March 10th, 2012 9:47 pm

    You ask:why take away the last hope for a still alive personThat’s the persice reason why end of life counseling must be included in comprehensive health care reform. It is SO easy to simply keep treating the patient with a never ending armamentarium of drugs and radiation and surgery and clinical trials literally right to the bitter (and too often painful) end. All the incentives are to do this. The patient wants hope. The family wants hope. The doctor wants money. The doctor gets much more money when he treats patients than he’ll ever get out of a 30 or 45 or 60 minute doctor visit to discuss the pros and cons of continuing with active treatment versus supportive care and what, persicely, supportive care means in his particular situation.Humans are remarkably resilient and even courageous. They can and do handle the truth. It’s always their choice, whether or not to proceed with further, active treatment, and no government death panel is ever going to take that choice away from patients. But an informed choice requires knowledge, and the only way patients can get that knowledge is to have their doctor sit down with them and explain their situations and go over the details of the alternatives.There is vastly more in the way of transparency and public accountability regarding health care decisions in the context of Medicare than there is in health care decisions involving private insurance. That’s what people don’t understand. Patients and doctors have to deal with gatekeepers in private insurance, but not in Medicare. There is virtually unlimited choice among providers and hospitals with Medicare, but this is much more restricted in the case of private insurance. And there is much more payment-related rationing with private insurance than in the case of Medicare.The best health care system for America would, in fact, be Medicare for all. Eventually, we’ll figure this out, and, someday, that’s what we’ll have.On another thread (started by Curt), Dick Morris tells Republicans what they must do to defeat Obama in 2012. One strong warning he gives Republicans is this: Don’t mess with Medicare. That’s because Medicare has the highest consumer satisfaction rating of any insurance plan.- Larry Weisenthal/Huntington Beach CAReply

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