Monday, July 20, 2009

Quote of the day

I want to be very clear: I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade. -- President Barack Obama, July 18, 2009

Logically this means that he is against the current health care legislation in Congress given that the Congressional Budget Office projects that it will produce an overall increase in federal spending.

Update: Of course this all depends on whether taxes will be raised enough to cover the increased spending.

Update: Forgot to highlight this quote from Obama:
Finally, opponents of health reform warn that this is all some big plot for socialized medicine or government-run health care with long lines and rationed care. That's not true either. I don't believe that government can or should run health care.
That's rather difficult to square with this pronouncement from just last August:
If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.
Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

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