Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Press Conference in a Nutshell

An old friend emails me:

Here is what I learned from listening to Obama's press conference tonight about health care:

  • If Republicans have good ideas, then Obama certainly wants to use them, and he will decide if they are good ideas.
  • If Republicans don't vote for a healthcare plan put together by Democrats, they are just playing politics.
  • Ninety-seven percent of Americans will be covered, and there will be no increase in cost.
  • Nobody will be denied needed health care, and there will be a committee to decide who needs what, which was one of the Republican good ideas.
  • A government run alternative is needed to keep private insurance costs down because government is more efficient.
  • It takes about 10 minutes to answer each question about health care.