Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama: ‘Time for bickering is over'

WASHINGTON - Shaking off a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night, declaring the ‘‘time for bickering is over'' and the moment has arrived to protect millions who have unreliable insurance or no coverage at all.

Obama said the changes he wants would cost about $900 billion over decade, ‘‘less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and less than the tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans'' passed during the Bush administration.

Praise be. Home boy finally noticed the elephant in the room. Now if he can only focus, he might make the connection of taxes to taxpayers. Before the government can spend money on wars it has to take it away from the citizenry. But don't stop there. A standing army just begs to be used, and its use right now is to bomb wedding parties. Do you think there might be a connection between U.S. military atrocities and worldwide outrage against the U.S.? Nah, but lets save a couple of bucks anyway and shut down all the U.S. military bases in 130 or so different countries. Since Obama is the Commander-in-Chief, couldn't he close all the foreign bases and bring the troops home? Leave the world alone. Stop the killing and bullying.

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