Quick hits: 9-24-09
some of the news fit to link
Some of the things that are interesting...
"Change" the UN can believe in
"The One" gave his first speech to the United Nations yesterday and, as National Review points out, "The other U.N. member states must be beside themselves with glee. President Obama gave them virtually everything they could ask for without demanding anything in return that was not already on the agenda (and which they are prepared to twist to their advantage). He did not even ask them to support more accountability, transparency, or efficiency in the U.N.
Now that's "change" those guys can believe in. Waytago...
They're killing old people!
The Congressional Budget Office is at it again... Tripping up Obama and liberals pushing Obamacare. In this case, the director pointed out that, despite what Obama has said, his plan would result in reduced Medicare benefits for senior citizens.
No word on whether or not the liberals will start accusing themselves of "killing old people" like they did when Republicans suggested simple reductions in the rate of growth of the program (much less cuts).
More Americans think Obamacare is a bad idea
The most recent poll from NBC News shows 41% of Americans saying that "Barack Obama's health care plan" (such as it is) is a "bad idea". How many think it's a "good idea", (or have drank the Kool-Aide, or not seen all the details yet)? 39%.
It gets better. Only 20% actually think the bill will improve the quality of health care...and 36% think it will make things worse.
Speaking of socialized medicine...
It seems that France's health system, (you know, the Utopic type of system that liberals in this country want), is on a path to go bust unless they begin to (gasp) reduce costs and allow more participation by the free market.