Originally Posted by Direckshun
So fiscal legislation in 2011 is too far into the distant past to even be a consideration for our current fiscal talks?
Yes, for this particular discussion it is. If that's what the President meant when he said "balanced approach", he should have said something like "we've made some significant cuts [haha], and now it's time to get down to the business increasing taxes on the American People!"
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.