Romney: Health care law ‘rotting’ Obama’s second term
Harvard University economics professor David Cutler speaks at the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, Friday, July 9, 2010, in Boston. / AP Photo/Michael Dwyer David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top White House economic adviser Larry Summers in May 2010: “I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president’s vision or have the capability to carry it out.” Cutler wrote no one was in charge who had any experience in complex business start-ups. He also worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. “You need to have people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who understand how to start and build a business, and unfortunately, they just didn’t get all of those people together,” Cutler said. The White House dismissed these and other warnings.
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Web site can be fixed soon. November 3, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm | Rick McDaniel Obama is rotting his second term………in precisely the same way as his first term………with dictatorship. November 3, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm | Hector Slagg MORE OF THE SAME, Over the last 100 years the people bought the Liberal Idea that they “Would Take Care of You” Mentality so the people bought the idea that it was working. Now today the country is in all kinds of trouble and getting worse. The latest pitch is raise the National Debt Ceiling. The liberal’s want to raise taxes, except it is on those that make over $200,000.00.
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Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost
The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions. The aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success. “We know from research that when people watch entertainment television, even if they know it’s fiction, they tend to believe that the factual stuff is actually factual,” said Martin Kaplan of the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center, which received the grant. The public typically gets as much, if not more, information about current events from favorite TV programs as mainstream news outlets, Kaplan said, so “people learn from these shows.” California Republican strategist Jonathan Wilcox, who has taught a course on politics and celebrity at USC, said the attempt to engage Hollywood was coming too late to influence views, and he doubted fictionalized TV would play into families’ decisions about health care. “This is an attempt to use entertainment pop culture to fix a political challenge,” he said. “It will be received as a partisan political message, no matter how cleverly it’s delivered.” Hollywood is known for supporting Democratic candidates and causes Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are among a long list of celebrities who have made a pitch for the law but there is no guarantee the entertainment industry will be in lockstep with the White House on health care.
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