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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Plurality Of Americans Behind Obamacare Protests

Rasmussen reports 41 percent of voters view the protests going on across the country at townhalls, with protesters making their feelings known loud and clear, favorably, while 35 percent do not and 23 percent are unsure.

The breakdown:

Given the partisan anger prompted by the town hall meetings, it’s not surprising to see a similar divide in the survey. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Democrats have an unfavorable view of those opposing the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the leaders of their party. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Republicans and the plurality (48%) of voters not affiliated with either party view the protesters favorably.

Reminder, the violence and arrests at the meetings started with the Obamacare "Thugs", SEIU, as reported and shown on videos last night.


Will health care reform cause lower wages?

A new study by Steven Nyce and Syl Schieber looks at the effects on wages of expanding health insurance coverage. Their results are devastating.

TIME's "Obamacare's Fatal Flaw"

Again and again, their effort has brought us into a land of paradoxes. Public skepticism is warranted when the President promises to cut costs while simultaneously providing coverage to nearly 50 million uninsured people. It is even more warranted when his congressional allies seek to raise taxes to pay for all the new spending that this cost-cutting entails. We aren't talking about short-term spending either; this isn't a trillion-dollar investment in a new system that will ultimately save money. The Congressional Budget Office says the leading health-care-reform proposals will increase health-care spending and make the budget harder to balance in the long run. Yet saving money is the President's principal stated rationale for reform.

Last but not least, head over to Looking at the Left for photos and a first hand account of a protest against Obamacare.