Obama's health care speech

Obama's health care speech to a joint session of congress was as impressive on substance as it was on delivery. Even if you disagree with some specific proposals, he nailed the economics.

Is this what they call egregious moderation? Apparently to Joe Wilson.

Then there was a bizarre "fact check" in the Washington Post today in response to Obama's statement beginning: "The only thing this plan would eliminate is the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud, as well as unwarranted subsidies in Medicare...."

Supposed fact checker Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post begins by writing "This is, at best, wishful thinking." Okay. But if so, then why does she finish with "Many health-care experts view this as a promising route to cutting costs without harming care to the millions of senior citizens who rely on health care."

Thanks for clearing up the facts Lori Montgomery.

(This was in the printed version of the W.P.--sorry I couldn't find a link.)


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