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This is a few days old, but it’s amusing nonetheless. Barack Obama appeared in a town hall for Spanish-language media on March 6th to discuss ObamaCare and promote enrollments, and got challenged by a viewer on the economics of it for low-income Americans who are now forced to buy comprehensive health insurance.
Maybe he's got a point. Everyone I see is looking down at a fancy Smart phone, and seems to have the money to buy cable tv plus the extra packages. Many don't seem to be cutting back on the miles they drive or what kind of car they drive. The restaurants are still full of people ordering steak, and I still see it sold in the stores, so someone is buying it.
And how many people now think it's normal to have a cell phone on every person in the household that's over four years old?
Maybe Obama should be asking himself, why in this great country of ours, should people need to choose between cable television, cell phones and healthcare?
I have relatives who live in Eastern Europe, an area which isn't nearly as well off as we are here(but a lovely area nonetheless). Guess what, they all have cable tv, multiple cell phones, free healthcare, eat organic, have a longer life expectancy AND work fewer hours per week than the average American.
Obama is an idiot.edit on 13-3-2014 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)
reply to post by xuenchen
His comments aren't really aimed at the poor so much as the lowest of the middle class. The poor can get Medicaid and obamaphones so they have that little bit extra for cable. It's the working upper poor and lower middle who get screwed, again.
reply to post by signalfire
Well he's sounding like the bootstraps Republicans he used to deride. Let's see how his constituency takes it