Even Obama's Own Friends Question Our Current Government

Obama has worked hard to shape a "solid political alliance" with Republican Mayor Bloomberg, courting the mayor during his presidential campaign, seeking his views on various political topics, and offering Bloomberg's Democratic challenger, Bill Thompson, an unenthusiastically meager endorsement. However, Bloomberg "threw a wrinkle into the relationship" Sunday with his critique at the impending health care bill Obama is planning to sign into law:

"You know, if you really want to object to something in this bill, number one, I have asked congressperson after congressperson. Not one can explain to me what's in the bill, even in the House version. Certainly not in the other version," Bloomberg said during an appearance on "Meet the Press." "And so for them to vote on a bill that they don't understand whatsoever, really, you got to question how-- what kind of government we have. Number two, when they talk about bending the curve as -- the governor said, bending the curve is a flimflam euphemism for increasing costs, but we're going to say we'll do it at slightly lower rate than we would have otherwise."
"They are not talking about reducing costs," he added. "They're talking about changing the first derivate, slowing the growth down. And when you look at where the cost savings are going to be, well, they're going to cut something out of Medicare and Medicaid. Now anybody that runs for office will tell you, you don't do that. I mean, the bottom line is it's so politically explosive, it really would be a first time in the history of the world that they ever cut anything [from those programs]."

Obama, what does it tell you when even your friends are starting to question your governing style?

 

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