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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

ObamaCare Hits New Lows, CBS Poll Shows

The MSM has touted ObamaCare for the last 14 months.  They have been pushing and pushing the benefits of this plan for the country.  Yet, even after passage, it has become less and less popular.  CBS News' most recent poll, conducted on 29 March - 1 April has reflected this trend. 
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly. In the days before the bill passed the House, 37 percent said they approved and 48 percent disapproved.

Republicans and independents remain opposed to the reforms, and support has dropped some among Democrats. Now 52 percent of Democrats approve of the new reforms, a drop from 60 percent just before the bill was passed by Congress.
Even Democrats are less than happy with this abortion of a bill losing support across the board.  The expected bounce following passage hasn't materialized at  all.  In this poll, as in all others CBS conducts, it over sampled Democrats more than Republicans.

The numbers look even worse when you take a look at this graph:

Much of the country isn't buying the hype of the Democrats that this bill will reduce costs.  It doesn't matter what the CBO has said...because you can't decrease payments to physicians or increase coverage by 1/3rd and at the same time reduce overall costs.  Most people understand that this bill will cost far more than it is claimed.  
Even though the president and Democratic leaders have repeatedly pointed out that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office called the reform package a deficit-reducer,...

The most mendacious, cruel and destructive proposition put forth by the Democratic congressional leadership -- and soon by almost all its ranks and files -- is, of course, the outlandish claim that the bill will reduce the deficit.

So far, the public has not been fooled by the claim that a new entitlement for 30 million people is being created -- and it will cost less.

Of course, every informed person understands why the CBO calculation is an honest measure of a dishonest bill. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan at the health care summit, former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, in last Sunday's New York Times, and hundreds of commentators have all laid out the lamentable, indisputable and undisputed fact that the CBO methodology has been gamed by the congressional Democrats to turn what will be more than a trillion dollars in further public deficit and debt into a fantasy savings of $140 billion.

Excerpts By Tony Blankley, COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM
Then there's this:

He's heading for the Carter Zone....
President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president's performance.

1 comment:

Fredd said...

This reflection of reality always comes back to bite the populists in time. They promise chickens in every pot, and when the people look into their empty pots a year later, it should surprise nobody that the numbers are plummeting.

Remember Gray Davis getting the boot and populist Arnie Schwartzenegger grabbing the reigns?