"The cost issue ... legitimate" when 45,000 Americans are dying, but not when bailing out banksters or starting new wars
THE PRESIDENT: I think the cost issue is legitimate*, and whether we can afford it or not, we'll be discussing that. I think that's an entirely legitimate discussion. ...
THE PRESIDENT: The cost issue is legitimate; we're going to address it. ....
1. 45,000 die each year for lack of health care.
3. Democrats and career "progressives" are fine with that.
4. Total bankster bailouts: $22 trillion. No problemo!
5. Total Afghan war costs: $3.6 billion per month and counting. No problemo!
Fine word, "legitimate"!
NOTE * More crap from the Crap-Loader-In-Chief. If cost were really "legitimate," then single payer, which saves the country at least $350 billion a year, would be on the table. Of course it isn't, because it's more important to bail the insurance companies out by making failure to buy junk insurance a Federal crime.
UPDATE "Message discipline" from a career "progessive":
The president was in command of the facts, competently defended the Democratic position and successfully batted back many of the GOPs misrepresentations.
With some facts carefully removed from the table, some of them by Digs herself, thanks to the single payer news blackout "progressives" imposed.
The fact remains that Republicans and certain conservative Democrats are bad faith players in this process. They have no serious plan to fix the health care system but this summit’s optics may have led people to erroneously believe they do.
Dear Lord. As if [a|the] [strong|robust|triggered]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] was ever "good faith," instead of a neo-liberal marketing slogan peddled by a policy entrepreneur. Dear Lord.