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How Congress intends to cut health care costs

NYT: ObamaCare’s Success Based On Denying Medical Procedures
April 7, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

In today’s “Now They Tell Us” segment, the New York Times on Wednesday reported that ObamaCare’s ability to bring down costs will be a function of denying some people medical services and procedures.

“From an economic perspective, health reform will fail if we can’t sometimes push back against the try-anything instinct,” wrote David Leonhardt.

“So figuring out how we can say no may be the single toughest and most important task facing the people who will be in charge of carrying out reform.”

As you continue to read Leonhardt’s shocking words, consider that the paper he writes for has published over 100 articles about Sarah Palin’s “death panels”:

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Greenspan: Democrat agenda in Congress caused housing crisis

Greenspan says Congress pushed Fed on housing boom
April 7, 2010 by Reuters

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan chastised critics on Wednesday by pointing out that Congress pushed the U.S. central bank to make sure lending to poorer Americans kept rising in the 2000s.

“If the Fed as a regulator had tried to thwart what everyone perceived as a fairly broad consensus that the trend was in the right direction, homeownership was rising and that was an unmitigated good, then Congress would have clamped down on us,” he told a questioner at a congressionally appointed commission investigating the financial crisis.

“There’s a presumption that the Federal Reserve’s an independent agency, and it is up to a point, but we are a creature of the Congress and if … we had said we’re running into a bubble and we need to retrench, the Congress would say ‘we haven’t a clue what you’re talking about’,” Greenspan said.

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