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February 01, 2010

Obama: You Know, Now That I Think About It, The Health Care Bills Wouldn't Have Let Everyone Keep Their Current Plan Or Kept Government Out Of Health Care Decisions

I seem to remember a lot of people making that same argument during the process. Some called them Tea Baggers, others called them citizens trying to stop their government from screwing them.

One of the under reported bits from Obama's Q&A with Republican House members on Friday was his admission the haters were right.

If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge."

Just snuk in there, eh? Must have been by magic or something, as opposed to say by design. But no worries Obama was just about to 'scrub' them out before those rightwing nut jobs in Massachusetts elected Adolf Hitler Scott Brown to the Senate.

It's funny how people who have been screaming about this for a year were vilified by Democrats but when Obama (who I believe is a Democrat) says the same thing it's not even worth a mention.


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