Thursday, September 10, 2009
He said,Arnold Kling, late last night. And he said "there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to [find] more spending cuts if the savings we promised don�t materialize." Translation: If we break that promise, we'll make another one.Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan.And if we don't pass this plan, does he intend to keep the waste and inefficiency, out of spite?
Many people asked wherein the 46-to-30 million reduction in the number of uninsured came from. I saw the answer first via Jake Tapper on Twitter. That number itself may be too high yet, but it's progress. (Yes, folks, I saw that Census report this morning, but it includes the two groups the White House is now excluding.)
See also a fact check: Those are two very brave AP reporters who are probably working on their resumes this morning...
Though there's no final plan yet, the White House and congressional Democrats already have shown they're ready to skirt the no-new-deficits pledge."New suit, emperor?"