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“Healthcare reform is my proudest achievement in Congress,” she said. “But it would not have been possible without the leadership of President Obama.”
Pelosi made the statements in a commencement speech Saturday at Mills College, a women’s liberal arts college in Oakland, Calif. She was flanked by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a Mills College graduate who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus.
In the speech, Pelosi recalled a conversation with Obama the day after the healthcare bill passed the House.
“President Obama called me to say he was happier than the day he was elected,” she said. “I told him, ‘Mr. President, I’m very happy, but not happier than the day you were elected. Because if you hadn’t been elected, this day would have never happened.’”
She also promoted the impact she believes the new health insurance law is having on the lives of American families and young adults.
“For young people, for the first time in history, you are allowed to stay on your parent’s healthcare plans until you are 26 years old,” she said. “For children, and for all Americans, we ended the days where you can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
All of this is occurring after giving these firms $14 TRILLION in taxpayer support - that works out to be $46,662 of your hard-earned money. That’s $46,662 for every man, woman and child in this country. If you have a family of four, sorry, your future just got robbed and you and your children just lost $186,648!
So what are all these firms doing with these record-breaking profits? Are they returning them into the tax system in which they came from, the tax system that was looted just to keep their scam running?
Let’s start with Wells Fargo. After being bailed out with our money in 2008, their top five executives DOUBLED their compensation and each one of them made over $11 million in 2009. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf made off with a cool $21.3 million last year.
And now comes news that Bank of America and Wells Fargo will pay zero, yes ZERO in federal taxes for 2009. Bank of America will net a $3.6 BILLION benefit from the federal government in 2009. Wells Fargo, after $8 BILLION in earnings for 2009, will net $4 BILLION from the federal government.
Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
This is almost as frustrating as convincing a Christian there is no God.
Originally posted by conspiracy nut
some of you guys are only talking about musicians, i heard her talk about this before, and she mentioned small business and aspiring entrepreneurs if i recall. this could be a great thing! imagine the possibilities, now people can not only write the next big hit, they could spend more time getting educated, innovating, inventing, etc etc.
my question is will the health care reform help small business owners take care of their insurance as well as their employees insurance? if so this could really be great for a lot of americans.