There are some headlines which just cause you to wonder at the bias of the “reporter” covering that news item or the editor who wrote that title. Today, the opening of a supposed “news’ article on the legislative process to overhaul our nation’s health care system reveals (yet again) the AP’s political inclinations:
Democrats are troubled by the inconsistency of Republican lawmakers who approved a major Medicare expansion six years ago that has added tens of billions of dollars to federal deficits, but oppose current health overhaul plans.
Oh, poor Democrats, they’re troubled by supposed Republican inconsistency. I mean, what does this mean? Why is this news? We all know political parties disagree. And accuse their rivals of inconsistency. Looks more like the AP reporting Democratic talking points as news.
First, do they even realize there’s a limit to growing the federal government? To some Republicans (and I’m not one of them) who supported the Medicare Part D (prescription drug benefit), maybe this was as far as (they believed) government should grow. And they didn’t want to further expand it. What’s the inconsistency there?
Couldn’t a family say go into debt to finance a house, but refuse to go into further debt to buy a mansion as well?
The opening of this article shows (once again) what we already know: the AP attempting to carry water for the Democratic Party. And despite their slanted coverage of the health care debate, Americans increasingly oppose the various plans the AP shills promoted for their guys on Capitol Hill.
Guess they just told hold the same sway over public opinion they once did–and would still like to have.