The President has said that healthcare reform is “not about me.” But then he goes on “60 Minutes” last night and says: I own it. Here is a transcript. But here is the I-own-it bit:
You know, I intend to be president for a while and once bill passes, I own it. And if people look and say, ‘You know what? This hasn’t reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25 percent, insurance companies are still jerking me around,’ I’m the one who’s going to be held responsible.”
Such hubris—and from a multimillionaire, with generous, tax-payer funded government health care benefits, who, unlike the rest of us, will never be affected one way or the other by Obamacare. As one commentator pointed out (I don’t remember who–I was surfing at daybreak):
You own it–we’ll be the ones who live with it.