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Fewer speeches, more leadership

Posted: September 23, 2009 8:02 p.m.
Updated: September 24, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Our president went public in a joint session of Congress a couple weeks ago in an attempt to clarify the intent of his national health care initiative.

His speech was 50 minutes long and provided no more information and no more reason to support his plan than we had before.

He chided those who have openly criticized his plan as trouble makers and alarmists (spoke like a true leader).

The Congressional Budget Office has already indicated the proposed government option for health care will most likely increase the national deficit by $900 billion. Future impact on our children will be disastrous.

You cannot create a totally new infrastructure with hundreds of new agencies and expect to improve and streamline the health care system.

By robbing Medicare of $500 billion labeled inefficiencies, seniors dependent on that system will most certainly suffer by seeing the quality of their medical treatment diminish. Those who will suffer from Obama’s poor judgment are not faceless individuals.

These folks are our mothers, fathers, spouses and, in the future, our children.

The concern and public outcry raised against this effort by Obama to further centralize government control over the people will not be going away.

A dozen or two dozen more speeches by the president cannot change the truth that the current public option health care bills that have been drafted represent a singular viewpoint from the extreme left.

Until we have a president who is willing to truly lead by listening to all those who provide solutions for this national problem, the outcry from concerned millions will not be suppressed and those who refuse to listen to those who elected them will be held accountable in the next election.

Take time to do the math and add the numbers. The message being pitched by our president does not ring true. Cut through the great speechwriting and look at the facts. We need health care reform but the current program sponsored by Obama will not get us there.

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