Wednesday, September 09, 2009

'We've Got a Plan and We're Ready to Show It to Him -- Literally'

Considering Obama still has no discernible plan of his own, this should make for good theater, although you can expect the media to go wee-wee all over themselves, if they even notice.
"If the president decides again that he is going to assert that there is no plan on our side, we're going to show him that's not true," says one GOP aide.

Rep. Tom Price, head of the Republican Study Committee, plans to attend tonight's speech carrying a copy of H.R. 3400, the Empowering Patients First Act, which Price, who is a medical doctor, proposed in July. Other Republicans may carry H.R. 2520, which is Rep. Paul Ryan's Patients' Choice Act, and H.R. 3218, which is Rep. John Shadegg's Improving Health Care for All Americans Act. The purpose of bringing the bills to the session -- and of holding them up, if Obama repeats his claim that Republicans have no plan -- is to "show the president that his rhetoric that there are no solutions on the Republican side is false," says the aide. "We've got a plan and we're ready to show it to him -- literally."
Via Hot Air.

Meanwhile, in an obvious tweak, Drudge says they don't have the votes to pass this abomination. Special added bonus: To show just how desperate the Democrats have become, after the TOTUS delivers the speech (assuming it doesn't break), the post-game spin will focus on ... why Sarah Palin, of course. Grunt is right. They really do fear her.

Update: It's really on now.
I'm pleased that the White House is finally responding to Republican health care ideas instead of pretending they don't exist.[1] But in doing so President Obama should follow his own sound advice and avoid making "wild misrepresentations".[2] Medicare vouchers would give everyone on Medicare the chance to decide for themselves which health plan to use, rather than leave that decision to government bureaucrats. Such proposals are the kind of health care reform that Republicans stand for: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven.

The White House talking points leave the rest of my arguments unanswered. They don't respond to the idea that all individuals should get the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; that we must reform our tort laws; and that we should allow Americans to buy insurance across state lines. The White House also fails to respond to the Nyce/Schieber study indicating that wages will fall if the government expands coverage without reducing health care inflation rates.

One last thing: after President Obama's speech tonight, listen for which pundits use the words "false", "scary", and "risky" in describing the proposals I put forward. That's how you'll be able to tell who the White House counted as "allies" worthy of receiving its talking points.

-Sarah Palin
No wonder Obama doesn't want kids reading Facebook.

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