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NYT/CBS: 67% Want To Overturn Obama-Care

From a dumb-founded New York Times:

Most Oppose at Least Part of Overhaul, Poll Finds

Published: March 26, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn some or all of the health care law, even though large majorities support a few of its major aspects, according to a poll by The New York Times and CBS News

In fact, a grand total 67% of those polled either want to ‘overturn the mandate’ (29%) or ‘overturn the entire law’ (38%). A figure that appears no where in this article. (Apparently, it would be to much of a shock for the sensitive readers of The Times.)

By the way, notice the headline for this article. It is is positively opaque. The casual reader would have no idea what is being opposed.

In the latest poll, 47 percent said they oppose the law while 36 percent approve, with the rest having no opinion. The results are similar to previous surveys that have consistently found the law’s detractors outnumbering its supporters.

Keeping the law intact is preferred by a mere quarter of those surveyed, largely Democrats, reflecting the deep partisan divide within the overall findings that has persisted since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act just two years ago. And a bare majority of independents, an important swing group in this presidential election cycle, have remained fairly steadfast in siding with Republicans

Yes, the polls have said the same thing since even before Obama-Care was rammed through Congress.

We the people have always hated it. And no matter how much we are told by the media and the rest of the Democrat Party that we will love it, we don’t love it.

But as has been the case since nearly the inception of the law, much confusion lingers over certain portions of it, underscoring Mr. Obama’s struggles to win public support for his benchmark legislation. In the Times/CBS News poll, less than half say they have a good understanding of the law, probably stemming in part from the fact that the provisions attracting the most opposition — like the mandate — have yet to be put into effect so therefore cannot be evaluated in tangible ways.

How many times have we been told that we don’t like Obama-Care because we are too stupid to understand it?

Yet other aspects of the law attract widespread support. Asked about a provision requiring insurance companies to cover people with a pre-existing medical condition, 85 percent said they approved of that element.

Similarly, 68 percent approved of the provision allowing children to remain on their parents’ policies until the age of 26, and 77 percent approved of a provision reducing the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare recipients

Even if these two points are true (and they probably aren’t), are these meager benefits worth the $1.76 trillion dollars that the CBO now estimates it will cost over the next ten years?

Most Americans say they worry that the law will raise their health expenses, and a steady majority say they are somewhat or very concerned that it will limit access to care. In addition, most agree with the Republicans’ contention that many businesses won’t be able to afford to provide coverage to employees and will be forced to cut jobs.

Republicans have painted the legislation as a government takeover, and the poll found that a majority consider the law as injecting too much government into the health care system

It doesn’t take too much Republican painting, since that is exactly what it is.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “NYT/CBS: 67% Want To Overturn Obama-Care”

  1. artboyusa says:

    PAWN STARS! It’s another episode of the only show on TV where the stars are as morbidly obese as most of their audience !

    We join the Pawn Stars at work when Barack Obama, puffing and pulling on a heavily laden little red wagon, enters the store…

    Chumley: “Nice red wagon”.

    Rick: “So, what have you got there?”

    Obama: “I’ve got my Radio Flyer little red wagon and in it I’ve got my original Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA”.

    Chumley: “Huh? PPACA? I thought that was an animal from South America”.

    Rick: “That’s an alpaca, Chum. This is Obamacare. Look at the size of that thing. How much does it weigh?”

    Obama: “I don’t know; no one’s ever weighed it. No one’s ever read it either”.

    Old Man: “That’s stone cold”.

    Rick: “And where did you get this thing?”

    Obama: “Oh, me and some friends put it together a couple of years ago as a project. At the time it seemed like a good idea but it never really worked right and now I’ve moved on from it. I’ve got new interests, like getting re-elected. It takes up a lot of space in the campaign too, so I’ve brought it in today to see if you were interested”.

    Rick (interior, to camera): “Back in the day, big Federal entitlement programs like Obamacare were all the rage. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid – you name it. They were seen as cheap and easy ways to increase obedience to federal authority and create a climate of dependency and submission among the population. But over time prices skyrocketed and eventually, they went out of fashion everywhere except Northern Europe. There are still a few collectors out there who might be interested in this thing but I’ve got to get it for the right price”.

    Rick: “So, what do you want to do? Sell it? Pawn it? What?”

    Obama: “I’d like to sell it”.

    Rick: “And what were you looking to get out of it?”

    Obama: “Another term in office”.

    Rick: “That’s not gonna happen. I mean, sure it makes a nice door stop or foot rest or TV table or ballast for a boat or something but it’s got a lot of quality issues. There are riders and clauses hanging out everywhere, there are loose amendments here and here and even if it is constitutional –which I doubt – its still gonna sit on my shelf for a long time”.

    Obama: “C’mon I put a lot of work into this. It’s only a couple of years old. It’s gotta be worth something – make me an offer”.

    Rick: “I could go maybe…one year”.

    Obama: “One year! That’s not even constitutional!”

    Old Man: “Since when did you care?”

    Obama: “I need to get at least four out of this”.

    Rick: “Sorry, but I just don’t see it”.

    Obama: “Don’t you want to get your buddy who knows all about these things out here to give a valuation?”

    Rick: “Nope”.

    Obama: “Can’t you offer me anything at all?”

    Rick: “Tell you what; I’ll give you a hundred bucks cash money for the wagon and you throw in the legislation” (just then the little red Radio Flyer gives out a loud creak and collapses heavily under the weight of Obamacare. A stray wheel spins across the pawn shop floor and falls over).

    Rick: “Make that five bucks”.

    Old Man: “Make that zero bucks, Ricky. I don’t want the damn thing in my store”.

    Rick: “Okay, Pops. Well, you heard the man. Sorry we couldn’t make deal today (shakes hands with Obama).

    Obama (exterior, to camera):”I’m sorry I couldn’t sell my health care plan today. I think Rick made a big mistake but hey, I’m sure it’s worth something and I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the right buyer. Maybe I’ll try Sweden”.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    I was going to post something, but not after Artboy blew past all of us. Well done, AB.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “…probably stemming in part from the fact that the provisions attracting the most opposition — like the mandate — have yet to be put into effect so therefore cannot be evaluated in tangible ways.

    I don’t need to be run over by a train to know it’s gonna hurt me. Bad.

    I don’t need to jump out of a moving car to know it’ll kill me.

    I don’t need to drain my bank account to know I’ll be broke if I do that and won’t be able to buy necessities.

    (Stop me if you’ve heard this)

    I don’t need to be subjected to this ridiculous farce of a law to know that it sucks.

    Since the left likes to compare the mandate to compulsory car insurance, I’ll make a comparison of my own.

    Remember Prohibition? It was decided by congress that the best interests of the nation would be served by making it illegal to distill, sell, purchase alcoholic beverages. Right from the start it had problems as a law. At first, the cops wouldn’t enforce it.

    Moonshine stills sprung up by the thousands. The authorities were only able to locate and destroy less than one tenth of one percent of them.

    The mafia and other organized crime syndicates grew wealthy on running alcohol from Canada and Mexico into the US. Kennedy comes to mind.

    Congress-critters got alcohol from bootleggers locally, who delivered right to the capitol.

    Alcoholism initially went down and then it exploded. Deaths from tainted liquor brewed by still operators were high.

    All because congress passed a law that dictated the behavior of human-beings. This is and always has been the raison-d’etre of the left. To control others’ behavior. The temperance movement members were also largely communist members. Hmmmm…even those self-styled church do-gooders. Yup. You could look it up.

    So…now we have this PP-(c)aca thing. It attempts to do what the communists who brought up and got prohibition passed couldn’t. They want to control where you go, what you eat, what you watch on TV, what you do for a living, how you speak and how you think. They have infiltrated every level of government and all organizations that have a “common-good-of-the-people” preamble to their charter.

    “Without firing a shot” said Stalin.

    And here we are.

  4. artboyusa says:

    Since we’re on the subject of health care, you might be interested in the UK perspective. Lately I’ve started having problems with my left shoulder. “Frozen shoulder” is Mrs Artboy’s expert diagnosis. Anyway, I’m sick of putting up with it so yesterday I tried to get a doctor’s appopintment. Called the NHS Health Centre. First time, couldn’t get through. Second time, got through after ten minutes or so. Can I see Dr Benway please? Yes, but Dr Benway is awfully busy this week. It will have to be next week. No other choice, since I’m registered with Dr Benway and only Dr B can see me unless its life and death, so next Monday, I’ll go see her. She will refer me to the back and shoulder guy who works in another Health Centre across town. After a week or so, I’ll get a letter giving me an appointment with him, which I may or may not be able to attend because of work commitments etc. So, at least three weeks after my initial call, I’ll go see the guy who will give me an ultrasound on my shoulder. Then he will prescribe a steroid injection, which will have to be done at some point in the near future and then, a month and a half after my call, I’ll maybe get some relief for this damn thing.

    This is what happens when the NHS works normally. When they screw up, its worse. One of my team had a mammogram recently. Hospital lost the results (but have never admitted it). She spent weeks of anxiety and had to complain to her Member of Parliament before she could get it sorted out. Believe me, this is not a system we want or need in America. Or anywhere…

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