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obama-budget
Posted 09 January 2012    In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on The Budget

President Obama, February 2011   “On the budget, what my budget does is to put forward some tough choices, some significant spending cuts, so that by the middle of this decade our annual spending will match our annual revenues.  We will not be adding more to the national debt. (If video does not start at quote, the quote appears...
obama-vs-mccain-healthcare
Posted 09 January 2012    In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Medicare Cuts

  Candidate Obama “It turns out that Senator McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare …Even though Medicare is already facing a looming shortfall. So what would Senator McCain’s cuts mean for Medicare at a time when more and more Americans are relying on it?   If you count on Medicare, it...
obama-on-chrysler
Posted 09 January 2012    In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Chrysler

    President Obama June 4, 2011   “Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency – and it repaid that money six years ahead of schedule.”  ~This quote begins at 50 seconds into the video~   What the Treasury Department Said:   U.S. Department of Treasury Report...
obama-on-budget
Posted 09 January 2012    In Their Own Words, The President   
obama-vs-mccain-on-healthcare-taxes
Posted 09 January 2012    Healthcare, In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Taxing Healthcare plans

  Candidate Obama   “You see, Senator McCain would pay for his plan, in part, by taxing your health benefits for the first time in history.  I want everybody to clear about this, this tax would come out of your paycheck.”     What the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Said about his new health care plan  ...
obama-congressional-budget
Posted 09 January 2012    In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Lowering Insurance Costs

    President Obama at the 2010 Health Care Summit    “Even without the subsidies, it is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office that the plan we put forward would lower the costs in the individual market…by between 14 and 20%.  so Lamar when you mentioned earlier that you said that premiums go up, that’s just not the case...
obama-healthcare-fines
Posted 09 January 2012    Healthcare, In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Healthcare Fines

    Candidate Obama  “In some cases there are people who are paying fines, and still can’t afford it so now they’re worse off than they were – They don’t have health insurance and they’re paying a fine…And in order for you to force people to get health insurance you’ve got to have a very harsh stiff penalty” ~This...
obama-keep-your-doctor
Posted 09 January 2012    Healthcare, In Their Own Words, The President   

If you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it…

  President Obama “First, no matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it.  If you don’t have insurance, you will finally be able to afford insurance…”   The Congressional Budget Office and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services   Some smaller employers would be inclined to terminate their existing coverage,...
obama-ends-medicare
Posted 09 January 2012    Healthcare, In Their Own Words, The President   

It’s a vision that ends Medicare as we know it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9VkgRLf46k  (having trouble embedding this video) President Obama on the Republican’s Roadmap for America’s Future   “It’s a vision that ends Medicare as we know it.”     What the Fact Checkers Said:   FactCheck.org Democrats make false and misleading claims about the impact of the House GOP budget plan on Medicare and the federal debt in automated phone...
obama-insurance
Posted 09 January 2012    Healthcare, In Their Own Words, The President   

Obama on Insurance Company Requirements

    President Obama   “And insurance companies will be required to cover, at no extra charge, routine check-ups and preventive care.”  ~This quote begins at 2 minutes 9 seconds~   The Congressional Budget Office   Average premiums in this market would be higher than under current law primarily because the typical insurance policy in this market would cover...
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