Today President Obama is in Ohio, again proclaiming the virtues of his Health Care Reform Bill that he wants pushed through Congress. This is one of 40 such speeches that he had made on the subject since 2009. In each he has stated that it is vital to the economy and American workers tht this version of the Bill be passed.
Such a huge Bill, with ramifications that will last generations, deserves to be evaluated. The CBO, Republicans, Democrats, independant agencies and many others have all looked at the Bill and come up with vastly different views on what it’s known effects will be, not to mention guesses on what some of the unknown consequences might be. Perhaps one way of viewing what might be the legacy of the Health Care Reform, if passed, is to view the other Act that President Obama promoted as vital to the economy and American jobs – the Obama Stimulus.
The following video details a number of the expenditures under the Obama Stimulus. This is a shortened version of the 102 items presented by Sean Hannity, highlighting some of the most obvious wastes of money time and least beneficial to job creation. While some may dislike Fox News, and/or Sean Hannity, there can be no question to the facts that are the funds that have been allocated to these projects. While there may be some question to the usefulness of each project, there is no question of the failure to create or “save” jobs as detailed at the end of the video.
Thus in comparison to the Health Care Reform the question that must be asked is, if the Obama Stimulus which was designed to only create jobs is incapable of accomplishing it’s task how much confidence can the public have in the Health Care Reform accomplishing its mandate? If the Government cannot navigate the relatively simple path of creating jobs, how can we expect it to help with the myriad paths that are health care for over 300 million Americans?