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If you don't believe everything a politician says.....

Both sides... Do you believe this?

Obama promises: I won’t sign any health-care bill that adds to the deficit
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/us/politics/19address.html?_r=1&hp


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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He's already lost on this issue. Either he doesn't sign it or he signs what he doesn't want. The question is which is more politically harmful before 2010. Since people who love him don't care how much he spends, I'd say he's more likely to sign an expensive one than not sign one at all. There are far more idiots who think healthcare is free than there are people who realize the money has to come from somewhere.-
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:01 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • No. Not that I ever thought Obama could be the President he said he would be but he lost his chance a long time ago when he let in the 9000 earmarks that he swore would never get into a bill he signed. It's been one lie after another since then. As far as the health bill, it's obvious they are trying hard to do it on taxing Americans alone but sooner or later it will add to the deficit. When first implemented medicare ended up costing 100 million more than they thought. There is no way he can keep his promise on this new plan.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:22 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • from what i have heard they are taxing people who make 300,000+ a year...which means the people who are struggling horribly aren't going to have extra taxes anyway.
    AustinsMommy306

    Answer by AustinsMommy306 at 3:32 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • from what i have heard they are taxing people who make 300,000+ a year...which means the people who are struggling horribly aren't going to have extra taxes anyway.

    They want to tax everyone - Obama says they can't, that if they do, he won't sign the bill. The question is, if presented with a bill that taxes everyone, will he keep his word, veto it and break his healthcare promise instead?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:00 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • I don't trust any politicians 100%. Some are good men and women but they're imperfect to say the least so I put my full trust in God.
    Ladybugkisses76

    Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 4:33 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Basically, he has to break either promise. I personally think he will sign the healthcare bill. It is too late to see the tax increases prior to the 2010 election, so he will bank on the popularity of free healthcare for the poor to secure dem votes for 2010. They won't realize the bait and switch till they don't get 5 grand back in january 2011 or 12.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:56 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • He is a great speaker. Typical politician. Ask him a simple question and he spends 30 minutes not giving you an answer.
    lilbit022009

    Answer by lilbit022009 at 5:47 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Do you really think that if the people who make over $350,000 are the only ones that will 'pay the price? Come on now...it will hurt us ALL. The cost will be reflected in goods prices, service prices, and whatever it takes to pass on the cost. Everything will cost more. Ever hear of the 'trickle effect'?The cost of taxing those who make more ALWAYS affects everyone. How naive to think otherwise.
    islandwalker

    Answer by islandwalker at 5:48 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • I think that he will do what is best for the country just like he has with everything else!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • What is that "everything else"??
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

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