Re: 'Obama has his priorities wrong' [Letter, Village News, 3/4/10]


Last updated 3/18/2010 at Noon

Mr. McPhee is right on the mark in his response to Mike Reardon.

Here are a few facts for Mr. Reardon to chew on concerning Mr. Obama.

President Obama has already initiated the largest expansion of the federal government since World War II.

During the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, proposed a staggering $3.6 trillion budget for the next fiscal year, took over a massive $700 billion Wall Street bailout program, and created other multi-billion dollar “porkulus” programs.

The President has already conceded to union pressure on tire imports. With heavy labor union pressure, long-standing trade agreements with key trading partners may be reduced and limited potentially leading to a destructive cycle of tariffs and trade barriers.

Free speech is being challenged through new regulations to limit the conservative talk radio shows.

And finally, despite resounding “no” from American people; despite Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts the President and liberal leaders of his party insist the American people want their version of health care “reform,” even though it will break the federal budget, reduce choice, stifle innovation and more.

The current healthcare system is the best in the world. The problem is not the insurance companies; it is the physicians and hospitals raising prices forcing the insurance companies to raise prices. If Obama’s healthcare plan is passed, the prices will rise even higher than now.

Take a good look at the healthcare plan in Massachusetts and see how it has raised prices.

Jim Lowery


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