Sunday, July 8, 2012

Waxman, ObamaCare, and the "GOP Controlled" Media

The Mainstream Media now stream to the Right. . .(?)
(Starting at 14: 20)

Congressman Waxman actually believes that the Republicans and the Conservatives are controlling the narrative when it comes to ObamaCare.

Waxman attacks Left-Wing bugaboo Fox News and Rush Limbaugh as "Echo chambers" which "distort" the truth on the bill.

Yet Mr. Waxman in the same interview cannot seem to agree on a steady number of people in this country who do not have health insurance. Is it 30 million? 50 million?

Has the Congressman once considered that in the midst of this unsteady and unstable figure, there are the young who do not want to foot the bills for health insurance along with a significant population of undocumented residents?

Furthermore, Mr. Waxman  cannot blame media outlets like FOX for the unpopularity of his legislation. The bill has been rejected by at least two-thirds of polling participants. A majority of voters want an outright repeal of the law, and this after the numerous speeches proffered by Professor Obama and his liberal caucus in the Senate.

Obama had to buy votes from the Senate in order to get the bill passed, as a growing number of senators signaled their resistance to a single-payer option. The Cornhusker Kickback to get Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson,  followed by the extensive pork to Louisiana in order to succor Senator Mary Landrieu into voting for the bill.

This bill was unpopular even with  members of Waxman's own caucus, as the bill slipped through on reconciliation on the slimmest of  margins -- 216-212.

And ObamaCare is not the first that Waxman has pushed unpopular, job-killing, overregulating legislation through the House. The Waxman-Markey malarkey barely passed the house on a 219-212 vote, only to die in the Senate.

If Congressman Waxman has only excuses and extensive legislative excursions as a legacy for his tenure in Congress, he  has not one but himself to blame. Not FOX, not Rush, and certainly not C-SPAN!

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