Sep 092012
 

obama oopsHmmmmmm . . . . . . .

In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”

But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.

The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for people who are either disabled or poor enough to qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HHS approved the first state plan, one for Massachusetts, last month.

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Aug 122012
 

Ya know what’s great about a presidential election that includes an incumbent?  We all get to take a stroll down memory lane and see if the incumbent’s big campaign promises from four years ago were upheld or of if they ended up being nothing but a bunch of crap.

With that said, let take a look at five big promises made by The One in 2008 (via Fox News).

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Dec 272010
 

obama-smileSheryl Gay Stolberg and the New York Times kneel down and polish Obama’s shoes with this article (via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette) – A Firmly Drawn Presidential Line Between Work and Play

Mr. Obama’s disappearance behind the palm trees reveals much about his presidential style, and also his thinking about how to balance work and play. He tends to separate the two, as much as any president can. Other presidents, especially those who owned secluded homes or vacation retreats, often mixed them, using their homes outside Washington as tools of the presidency — another means of advancing their goals and agendas.

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