By John W. Lillpop
Everyone knows that President Obama has made health care reform his signature issue. He walks, talks, eats, and sleeps health care reform, all the while preaching that the entire American economy faces ruin unless soaring medical costs are contained.
He has even stated that the issue is of such personal significance that he would be willing to leave the presidency after one-term, if needed to enact meaningful reform.
Given Barack Obama’s alleged passion for containing health care costs, just why is it that the president has steadfastly refused to take on greedy trial attorneys, those ambulance-chasing barristers who are largely responsible for out-of-control jumps in health care costs?
Even socialist wild man Howard Dean admitted that health care change without tort reform would be a meaningless charade. Although Dean is not often correct on important issues, he was dead on this time, much to the wrath of Obama and the Marxist dim wits in Congress.
Everyone knows that the president is also desperate to shake off the doldrums of a miserable streak of bad luck in recent elections, not to mention a growing revolution within his own party.
In order to reclaim his standing as darling of the mainstream media and messianic hero to the unwashed masses, Obama has decided to champion a populist mission that will resonate with angry voters.
That is why Obama is aggressively showing his teeth to the banking industry by advocating new taxes and regulations that will demonstrate that is willing to get in the faces of powerful Wall Street tycoons in order to advocate for the little guy. Obama the fearless will zap the banking industry in your name!
If he succeeds, watch for those greedy bankers to pass on the additional costs to you, the consumer, in the form of new and increased fees.
But back to greedy lawyers.
If President Obama really loses sleep over the fact that 46 million people are uninsured and that the American economy itself is headed to ruin because of run away medical costs, why does he refuse to take on greedy lawyers?
If you really care, Mr. President, why not take on tort reform here and now?
And while you are at it, why not declare that you will sign no health care reform bill that does not apply to all federal employees, just as it would to average Americans?
That means all senators, representatives, White House employees and staff, Supreme Court Associates, and the president, the vice-president and their families.
That is, if you really care!