Joe Wilson, Deja Vu.

I didn’t watch or listen to our President’s big healthcare speech before Congress yesterday.  i figured if he actually said something important I could read about it the next day. When I read the headlines this morning I saw “Joe Wilson tells President: You Lied!”. Deja vu. Was there some new yellow cake memo? Was his hot wife, Valerie Plame, looking for more headlines to sell her book? Oops. Wrong Joe Wilson, wrong President. Apparently there is a new Joe Wilson calling a President a liar, this one a Congressman.

Everyone (well everyone who hates Republicans) is in a huff that someone had the gall to speak up during a speech in Congress. They should watch the Prime Minister of England talk every week before his Parliament. Anyways I was interested to listen to what the so called FACT CHECK article had so say. “Fact Check” is what modern journalists call it when they actually do research on an issue and don’t just print propaganda. Unfortunately the term has been twisted into just the newest form of propaganda. What I was left with is listening to a clip of the actual speech.

Obama: “The reforms I’m proposing will not apply to those who are here illegally.”

Wilson: “You lie”

So I guess the question is, do the reforms that Obama is proposing apply to those who are here illegally? Well first, what reforms is Obama proposing? Obama hasn’t proposed any specific reforms so in that sense Wilson is wrong. Case closed.

Well, let’s assume, as the “FACT CHECK” guys do, that Obama is talking about the bills propose by his fellow Democrats in the House and the Senate. The fact check guys say the house bill says: “Nothing in this subtitle shall allow federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully in the United States.” They conclude that Joe Wilson is wrong. Unfortunately for them Obama didn’t say: “The reforms I’m proposing will not provide any federal insurance health subsidies for those who are here illegally.” Then Wilson would be wrong.

Perhaps Wilson was referring to the other 1,000 pages of the bill. How about the part that says that insurance companies cannot discriminate based on preexisting conditions, or the part about employers getting fined for employees that do not have health insurance or the part that allows people to join the “public option.” How about all of the other provisions that are in these bills or may be in these bills in the future? Californians passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting state funds to be used to give state run health care (i.e. publicly funded hospitals) or education to illegals and it was determined to be unconstitutional. So who was more right this time, the President or Mr. Wilson?

BTW, just as an informal poll.  Since I didn’t listen to his speech, did President Obama say his plan includes the “public option” or not?

One Response to “Joe Wilson, Deja Vu.”

  1. Joe Wilson , Deja Vu. « Oybama « DIY Projects Says:

    […] Perhaps Wilson was referring to the other 1000 pages of the bill. How about the part that says that insurance companies cannot discriminate based on preexisting conditions , or the part about employers getting fined for employees that do not have … This entry was posted on September 11, 2009 at 6:45 am and is filed under Obama Administration. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …Read More […]

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