There he goes again.
It seems that whenever someone criticizes Barack Obama’s policies, he offers the same response, contending that his opponents just raise objections, but don’t offer solutions. In remarks to the AFL-CIO in Cincinnati on Sunday, he repreated his standard misrepresentation:
“What’s your solution?” Obama asked of his critics . . . . “You know what? They don’t have one. Their answer is to do nothing.”
Guess neither the President nor his people have been paying much attention to the right-of-center blogs, the editorial pages of major newspapers, websites of libertarian and conservative think tanks or legislation pending before Congress. Conservatives (and libertarians) have come up with a plethora of ideas for reforming health care.
Not just that, in conversations with blog readers in Denver, even exchanges with my Democratic Aunt in Colorado Springs, all of whom are at odds with Obama’s statist approach, I have heard a number of friends, relatives and acquaintances offer some interesting alternatives to Obamacare, from a requirement that any able-bodied person receiving government benefits for health care be required to “volunteer” at a health care facility (in exchange for the services) to limits on malpractice claims to portability (across state lines) of health care benefits. I’m sure you all have had similar experiences in conversations with your various circles.
And yet instead of hearing our suggestions, Obama dismisses us as wanting to “do nothing.” I wonder why that it is.
How pathetic that the President of the United States would so misrepresent the ideas of his adversaries.
UPDATE: Maybe this will get his attention: “Plus, Republicans will unveil their bill — in Obama’s presence. Tired of being ignored, I guess.”