FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Pelosi: Obama Backs Down on Charging Combat Wounded for Health Care
But does his TelePrompTer agree?
At a meeting with veterans’ groups on Capitol Hill, Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) said:
President Obama listened to the genuine concerns expressed by the veteran service organizations regarding the option of billing service-connected injuries to veterans’ insurance companies
Based on the respect President Obama has for veterans and the principle concerns of our veteran leaders, the president made the decision that combat wounds should not be billed through their insurance policies.
Of course, if President Obama really had all that “respect…for veterans” and for “the principle concerns of our veteran leaders,” wouldn’t he have realized (or had one of those “veteran leaders” tell him) what an outrageously boneheaded idea charging veterans for treatment of wounds suffered in combat was?
I mean, seriously — just say that out loud: “We’re going to try to make $500 million for the government by charging combat wounded for their treatment.” Okay, now think about what you just said — if you even need to. Yep — ridickeless stupid, isn’t it?
And you’re telling me the president loves and has the utmost respect for our troops, but that he couldn’t tell what a stupid move that would be before he proposed it (let alone right after first floating it out there)?
If he couldn’t figure that out on his own, and nobody in his inner circle of The Most Brilliant and Indispensable People Never to Pay Taxes could tell him how stupid that proposal was, then — well, I don’t even want to consider what it says about the level of competence currently working in and around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
All I can really say is that it’s become an increasingly positive thing that every single position and proposal President Obama comes out with really does have an expiration date. Maybe now we can get a bit of a respite before Obama and his TelePrompTer launch their next harebrained scheme to somehow lower health care costs by raising a group of patients’ health care costs.
We’ll see. We all know they (Obama and the TelePrompTer, that is) are deep in conversation at this moment (a conversation which could be interesting to observe, as anything coherent Obama says he is obviously being fed by his conversation partner — and the rest of the incoherent “ummm, uhhh, inhalator, uhhh, ummmm”-ing is just the president trying to carry on his own end of the conversation with That Which Gives Him The Words without, well, being given the words.