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6/24/2010

Democrats Kick the Medicare Can Down the Road While Decrying Can-Kicking

Filed under: Health Care,Obama — DRJ @ 5:23 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

ObamaCare promised to expand health care without busting the budget. To do that, health care legislation omitted the so-called Doc Fix that prevents doctors from being hit with scheduled Medicare cuts. Just three months later, Doc Fix is back.

I guess this means the ObamaCare budget is officially busted.

— DRJ

11 Responses to “Democrats Kick the Medicare Can Down the Road While Decrying Can-Kicking”

  1. The brazenness of that statement about the Doc Fix is just astonishing.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats are refusing to even bring a budget bill to the floor of the House.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. It’s funny Obama thinks we can “all agree” Medicare cuts are unacceptable. Democrats thought it was fine when they passed the health care legislation.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  3. The Democrats are running scared, as well they should be. November 2, 2010 is shaping up to be a real blood-bath.

    The Obama-Reid-Pelosi brand is toxic.

    GeneralMalaise (c2b11b)

  4. I started to watch Hoyer admit that they wouldn’t bring a budget to the floor, immediately felt nauseous, and quickly clicked over to watch something else.

    I think a lot of voters are experiencing similar effects right about now.

    Dmac (cfe27e)

  5. I hate saying this, but watch out for a “LOOK, SQUIRREL!!!” moment from the Oval Office and water carried by the MSM.

    I would love to be wrong. We’ll see.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  6. rory run from
    obama-reid-pelosi
    hole in desert waits

    ColonelHaiku (c2b11b)

  7. “replaces what would have been a 21% cut to doctors who treat Medicaid patients with a 2.2% increase” This is like something out of Orwell or Sartre. This is f’n nuts.

    gp (3f5b43)

  8. I haven’t watched Schoolhouse Rock in a few years, but I didn’t think the White House could pass bills.

    SaveFarris (5b611b)

  9. “Uh, no dad, I’m not ashamed of our name. I’ve applied to legally change it because I’ve always thought Rory Palin sounds like an ass kickin’ winner.”

    MU789 (959170)

  10. Sorry! Posted that last comment in wrong thread.

    MU789 (959170)

  11. Well, Paul Ryan sure called it correctly about the Doc Fix. He made a huge issue about this particular aspect of the Dems cooking the books during the Healthcare “summit”. And the congressional budget office knew full well about this when they were scoring the bills but could do nothing about it because they are only allowed to rate what they are given–not what they knew would actually happen.

    elissa (085da6)


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