Well, notch up another (in a long list to come) of
"We told you so's" for the Columbia & Harvard "I love the establishment" president:
WITHIN TWO WEEKS of Obama & his HHS Secretary KATHLEEN SEBELIUS practically BRAGGING to the White House press corpse
"WE HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH! To RESTRAIN HEALTH COSTS and save consumers ONE TRILLION DOLLARS over the next ten years" -
- well, the HMO and health insurance execs have made even that pathetic (1.5%) pledge an ABJECT FARCE.
You know, just as Ed Schultz, host of the MSNBC "Ed" show and his own 3 hour talk-radio show said they (the health co. execs) would.
Since we are ENTIRELY TOO LAZY to transcribe Mr. Schultz's entirely prescient comments from just a week or two ago, we will present Nobel prize-winning economist PAUL KRUGMAN's op-ed (paraphrasing):
"PRESIDENT OBAMA was a SUCKER and a FOOL, if he thought he was going to get a DIME out of the Health company execs, WITHOUT FIRST BEATING 'em OVER THE HEAD with MASSIVE WHITE HOUSE PUBLICITY ___FOCUSING___ MASSIVE PUBLIC OUTRAGE on the JOBS-killing, BUSINESSES-killing, and ECONOMY-KILLING rising health-care costs."
Blue DOUBLE CROSS
[aka, "OBAMA IS A FOOL & a CHUMP, TAKEN TO CLEANERS by Blue Cross execs"]
By Paul Krugman
May 21, 2009
That didn’t take long. Less than two weeks have passed since much of the medical-industrial complex made a big show of working with President Obama on health care reform — and the double-crossing is already well under way. Indeed, it’s now clear that even as they met with the president, pretending to be cooperative, insurers were gearing up to play the same destructive role they did the last time health reform was on the agenda.....