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Tone-Deaf Politicians on Both Sides of the Aisle

By    |   Friday, 11 Mar 2011 10:24 AM

The healthcare law was touted as President Barack Obama’s great accomplishment. He claimed it would lower costs for everyone and cover 30 million more people.

You didn’t really believe that, did you? I mean, have a party and invite 30 million more people who contribute little or nothing to the costs, but the overall price for everyone will go down?

Service Employees International Union, vocal supporters of Obamacare, like this bill so much they asked for and were granted a waiver. Yes, that’s right. The SEIU, whose political action committee contributed nearly $30 million to Obama’s 2008 election bid, have at least six locals that are now exempt

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In the last few months, more than 500 waivers have been granted. About 40 percent of the waivers have been granted specifically to unions, even though unions represent about 7 percent of the households in America. Now, I have nothing against unions. This all revolves around one thing: fairness

And the citizens across the U.S sent a loud message in the 2010 midterm elections by sweeping many Democrats who voted for Obamacare out of office

However, the Republicans aren’t immune to being tone deaf.

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul's political director, Jesse Benton, recently told CNN: "We are dismissing Donald Trump as not a serious person in politics."

Senator Lamar Alexander, unsuccessful former presidential hopeful in 1996 and 2000, decided to chime in. "There's always someone like Donald Trump who runs who has absolutely no chance of winning and who is well-known,” he said.

“I mean, he's famous for being famous. He may be good in business but he's not going to be president," the Tennessee Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union."

I mean, with all due respect, Mr. Alexander ,you thought you could actually win and instead got trounced by Bob Dole in 1996 and then foolishly thought you could win again in 2000 and you realized before the primaries you had no chance and withdrew.

Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg said on CNBC that “Trump is fanning the flames of this story because he likes the attention it brings.” But Gregg said unequivocally that there is no way Trump would ever receive the GOP nomination for president for the 2012 election.

The Republicans controlled all three houses of government from 2000-2006 and ran up debt. The Democrats took over both the House and Senate from 2006-2010 and ran up more debt than in the prior 240 years combined.

Gregg, Obama, Alexander and Paul all were part of this unsuccessful, inept, impotent attempt to rein in the government’s massive debt and deficit

I don’t know if Donald Trump can fix what ails this country. I do know he is more credible than the buffoons who have been in Washington the past 11 years.

I want real change. Do you?

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