Barack Obama, well rested from his vacation is planning ANOTHER major "prime time" health care address next week after Labor Day. There will be no bi-partisan bill because the president who as senator with no bills authored has decided he can't "reach across the aisle". Good luck "Jimmy" Obama..........you crashed faster than we thought you would.
Posted by Chula, a resident of another community, on Sep 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm
Good one "What". Trying watching channel 59 between 5-7 for some very informative TV. It's worth watching since you don't watch much. You are so right Fred, Obama's getting pretty desperate now. The more he talks the more he slides.
Posted by Stay Cool, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm
Why is it bad that he is trying to address a major national issue with the American public via a prime time address? Should he NOT talk about it? Don't we want to know his thoughts and intentions? Now he is criticized for trying to make information available? This makes him desperate? If you don't want to know what he plans to say, change the channel! Or watch, so that at least your arguments against him are informed.
Posted by "Fred, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm
This is only the 3rd primetime address other than the state of the union address in the last 25 years. the other two were Bush right after 911 and Clinton in 1993 discussing Hillarycare. This is his 112th press conference. Guess who is paying for the airtime? We are and Chula you are right he is desperate and sliding downhill on a scooter.
Posted by Dashbo, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm
The White House stepped back and let Congress handle the "medical bill" from the lessons they learned from the Clinton debacle. Now that Congress has dropped the ball, the Prez. is ready to jump into the fray, and that's OK...BUT TELL THE TRUTH AND LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WHERE IT IS THAT YOU STAND. If you want SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, then tell the people and don't cloud your speech in liberalspeak and don't speak to our children from the bully pulpit either.
Posted by Unemployed, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:28 am
Root cause of the medical coverage issue is not the insurance companies... it's the ambulance chasers and liberal judges in this free country! Why the medical cost is so high? Every doctor, hospital and good samaritans are busy covering their behind so they won't get sued for even the slightly mistake. Guess what, mistakes happen every day, every minute and every second in every industry! I rather see more restraint on what types of law suits and cap on the damages! I rather see a board of doctors to judge whether their fellow doctor has done injustice! If it is true malpractice sue their pants off. But not for every itsy, bitsy mistake! Enough is enough! I don't want to pay for someone else's insurance!
Posted by Unemployed, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:32 am
America is full of logical and sensible people - hopefully some of our politicians are also of this type! Let's solve the root cause problem! Lets not put good money after bad! Let be smart! Wake up America!
Posted by Michele, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:39 am
People don't want to hear the president speak "again" because they don't want to become educated with FACTS, instead assumptions & "code words" (i.e. death panel, etc) that opposing Congressmen like to use to get people riled up. It's easier to just watch FOX news & continue to be ingnorant than to know the facts. Ignorance is easier, which fuels hate, and will continue to do so for many people. Some people don't like the President just because, so nothing he does will ever be OK.
Posted by Juan, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:44 am
To say he is overexposed is an understatement. Turn on any channel and you can see him selling something and usually something which just makes the situation worse. Today Christina Romer said we can expect unemployment to hit 10% soon and stay that way until the summer of 2010 late where it will peak at 10.3%. Sure glad we have that stimulus package to save us.
Posted by explain, a resident of another community, on Sep 3, 2009 at 11:57 am
hmmm Michelle - hate's a pretty strong word. Just what constitutes hate? If i say i'm against something that someone else has designated a right - is that hate? If i say that i am not obligated to pay or do something that you define as neccessary - is that hate?
Hate's the latest buzz word now. It can be used, and has been, to suppress free speech. I'd be real careful about throwing the word out just because you disagree-
Posted by John, a member of the Walnut Grove Elementary School community, on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Plain and simple: Health care reform is the most important domestic issue facing us today. I can't see how more information is harmful. We have to have this discussion. How is it morally right to allow Americans to die for lack of access to health care?
Posted by No Rush, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm
"John" says "Health care reform is the most important domestic issue facing us today" and he's right and that is why Congress and the White House need to SLOW DOWN AND DO IT RIGHT. Obama created this mess when he insisted on a bill by August and most informed people knew that that was an impossibility. TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT, TAKE A BIPARTISAN APPROACH, AND STOP DIVIDING THE COUNTRY. THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER..THIS IS FOR THE PEOPLE, NOT FOR RE-ELECTIONS.
Posted by mary, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:43 pm
I think few believe this is really about healthcare and reducing the costs otherwise the first thing discussed would be tort reform and illegals would be excluded from the bill,t intrusion into our lives more. How come Obama never has a press conference where he discusses why more american troops have been killed in Afghanistan since any year since 911? or that August was a record for our troops being killed which broke the record set in July?
This is all about his left swinging agenda and about him.
Posted by john too, a resident of another community, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm
that's a very interesting and heart string pulling pt but what data are you looking at to back it up?
About morality and closer to home, there are people dying(killed actually) because there is not enuf cops around. What are your thoughts on that?
Look around your home and in your driveway and consider what you have choosen to spend your own money on and consider what real good in the world that money could have done. What are your thoughts(and morality) on that?
Regarding the public plan, lets start with a couple of questions -
1. how are the existing health care companies going to compete with a government agency that not only does not make a profit, but can go into the hole to the tune of a trillion dollars/10yrs(and this is just an est-hope it wasn't the same guys who est medicare)
2. If i opt for my private plan, will i then also have to pay for the public plan as well (same as if i send my child to a private school but pay for public as well)
i have many more questions, but lets just start here.
Posted by MicheLe, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm
Explain: I don't throw around the "hate" word, and I specifically said "ignorance fuels hate...." And, yes it does. We can all agree to disagree and that is fine. However, that is not what is happening, especially on this blog. People on this blog are downright NASTY towards eachother. People are being chastized and some are fueling "hate" towards others. Listen and watch the media - listen and watch what those who oppose the President say and do. It's not healthy, it's not right. For parents and others to come up and say they don't want their children to listen to him because he'll brainwash their children... give me a break!!?? When was the last time you heard THAT about another president? Did we hear that when Bush & Reagan spoke to children in public addresses? No. If your child can be "brainwashed" off one address, there's a problem there. (I know, that's off the health care topic)
Yes, there is quite a bit of "hate" towards the President of the US, and frankly it IS fueled by ignorance. There is no denying that.
Posted by Answer, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm
this is the first president we have had that i am aware of that is a socialist, has advisers like, ayers, wright, rahm emmanuel, richard dailey, blago, resko, czars like van jones, christine romer, turbo tax tim gueitner, tom do not pay taxes dashael, married to michelle "i have never been proud of america" obama, aunt who has been ordered deported, apologizes for american to our enemies, passes wasteful 787 stimulus package, funds acorn, so when you list them up and reflect on them and are objective you can see how people are not exactly trustful of the guy and if you were honest and substituted for Obama the names of Bush or Cheney we would be seeing rioting in the streets.
Posted by To Michele, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm
You forgot to mention that he was born in Kenya and trained in a terrorist school in Pakistan and is a Muslim. And that he is not a US citizen. And that without voter fraud he would have lost by a landslide. And that he hates America. I can't believe you left all that out.
Posted by Love Palin, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Sarah Palin is a socialist, so at the last election, it was a choice between four socialists. Sarah Palin wanted to give $700 Billion to failed Wall Street fat cats because they gave big donations to her campaign. Republicans are socialists, but only for the wealthy.
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Ever since I saw that Disney movie about Pinocchio, I can't watch Obama without looking to see if his nose is growing. It's quite a distraction, but there isn't much substance to what he says anyway. Pass the Kool-Aid, will ya'?