President Barack Obama rejected a Republican proposal to change Medicare to a voucher program and Medicaid into bloc grants to the states, report the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
"These are the kind of cuts that tells us we can't afford the America that I believe in," Obama said Wednesday in a speech at George Washington University. "I believe it paints a vision of our future that's deeply pessimistic." Obama added that the plan proposed by Republicans and spearheaded by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) contained "nothing serious."
Instead, Obama proposed capping annual Medicare and Medicaid growth rates at just above the overall economic growth rate, which is typically two to three percent per year when it is not in recession. It was part of a proposal intended to cut spending by $4 trillion over the next 12 years. However, Obama also hinted that there would be additional federal investments in medical research.
Additionally, Obama proposed automatic tax and spending cut provisions if the deficit is not on a path to shrink from its current 10 percent of gross domestic product down to 3 percent.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the recent budget deal reduces the budgeting authority for the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education departments by $1.259 billion, although no specifics were immediately available.
Read the CBO report
Thank You Mr Shrinkman
"These are the kind of cuts that tells us we can't afford the America that I believe in," Obama said
How do you Top a revelation like that from the Captain of our Ship of State who has wasted us Deeper into Debt, as of the end of Feb 2010 than every President before him, Combined.
We find California's POLITICAL Objective being Redefined, ….. Right, ….. Out of the closet.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE ACT
Mental Health Service Act (Prop 63) Stipend Program Internship
….. A key objective of the MHSA is to increase the quantity and quality of trained persons available for employment inthe public mental health system and encouraging development of a diverse workforce. Toward this aim, California’s Department of Mental Health has partnered with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to establish competitive stipend program for graduate students enrolled in schools of Social Work across the UC system.
That means PAYING More Social Workers like the 2 posing with Mr. Paramedic Tangherlini a STIPEND out of the Public’s Pocket, while they’re going to school in the UC System, in order to ensure a Majority of ‘Gratefulness’ gets Established back into the Ballot Box.
President Obama's candor in this is refreshingly frank, for once.
We Can't afford HIS America: which is peddling Political Illnesses as Patronage Make Work feeding an Army of 100% Incompetents Billing the rest of America in trade for their ballot.
Buying votes with cigarettes and liquor is 'in your face' ugly enough to inspire widespread outrage. But pushing chemical lobotomies onto 1 in every 5 Americans, and on Uncle Sam's dime no less, Isn't?