Sitting bored at home, I decided to turn the TV on to CSpan to see what was going on and found the AARP 50th Convention in session. They interviewed both Obama and McCain, live via satellite, regarding Social Security and Health Care.
Senator Obama offered a very specific outline of what these programs will look like under his administration. Senator McCain gave rhetoric.
Senator Obama answered questions about where the money would come from and elaborated on his statements about tax cuts for those that make under $250K/year and how his plan will make it easier for people to not have to figure out how they were going to pay a COBRA bill when they got laid off. He also said that he would make sure that meetings regarding things like health care reform were televised on CSpan so that all members of Congress involved (Republicans, Democrats, Independents, etc.) would be seen communicating with Doctors, groups like AARP, and Pharmaceutical Companies to give transparency and allow the American people to hold them all, himself included, accountable for making the policies fair for all.
Senator McCain said that he'd cut the political rancor and reach across the aisle to get the job done and gave no specifics other than having the State and Federal governments make sure they can help people get health care. He said he's got the record, but he never said how or where the money is coming from.
For his specifics, the seniors gave Sen. Obama several boisterous standing ovations.
For his rhetoric, the seniors gave Sen. McCain polite applause. How this race can be so close, I don't know. McCain's got nothing. He did speak out against privatization of Social Security which he spoke in favor of earlier this year.
Go to CSpan or the AARP website and see it all for yourself. McCain may hear us, but he has no plan to help us outside of what's been done, so he's not listening. Obama has criticized him by stating that he wants to go to the same people that broke the system to try to have them fix it. Hasn't it been said that when you do the same thing over and over again and expect the same result, that is the very definition of insanity?
I'm gonna go watch Little Britain on Netflix now.