Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Obama also said yesterday that “compromise has become a dirty word.” While compromise may indeed be a dirty word, like saying “shit” or “fuck” in church, such a statement reflects a misinterpretation of the problem.
It’s “reality” that’s become a dirty word. If, indeed, the Republicans and Democrats wanted to alleviate the burden of the Medicare/deficit ratio, they would concentrate on fixing health care system costs which contribute to Medicare costs. The CBO numbers on Total US health care spending and Medicare spending are interesting to this point.