Where is the balance?
I was trying to follow all the links. One seems to be about Wisconsin and unions, another about education funding generally in Texas, and the 3rd seems to be a Fox News bash piece.The Wisconsin piece seems reasonably factual, the NY Times piece on Mrs. Bush is an opinion piece, the Examiner Fox News bash seems to be nit picking on some issues. For example, TARP, yes signed into law by Bush, but half reserved for Obama, who then went on to spend a lot more.The Bush TARP was largely returned to the Treasury, not the Obama, Bush kept GM and Chrysler alive in discussion with Democrats, allowing Obama to decide what to do. The details, and in fact the actual bail out of GM and Chrysler were done solely by Obama and Democrats with very little Republican support. The article seems to indicate the students doing the poll at Maryland are a bit confused themselves and could benefit by watching some Fox News.
"The CBO score question is plain wrong, the CBO had to use existing law, which included a substantial cut in payment to Medicare providers. Congress (under Democrats) changed the law, and increased Medicare spending substantially. This has made the old CBO score not only obsolete, but totally wrong."
From non-partisan Factcheck.org
iluvkrats wrote:<>Considering the fact that skyrocketing premiums were not caused by the health care law, I'm doubting the rest of your post.
Obamacare requires coverage of "children" until 26, and requires no limits on coverage. This has had a great impact on premiums. It also mandates open enrollment of children under 18. In many states enrollment of young children has ceased as no private insurance company will sell a policy for a child.
<>I'm not buying it. Children and young adults are excellent risks when it comes to insurance as they rarely have major health issues. In other words, the insurance companies collect the premiums and don't pay out much in the way of claims for those insureds. If insurance companies are telling you that keeping young people on their insurance and adding more children to their enrollment is the cause for skyrocketing premiums, you have just been lied to.
Some insurance companies didn't want to take on children with preexisting conditions, so they dropped all single coverage child policies (which apparently aren't very common in the first place).
I can see giving a tax
You can blame doctors and other medical institutions for the high cost of Medicare.