And what is the real story regarding Obama's record on America's veterans?
The Road Ahead for Health Care Finally, our health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers. When health care costs grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
If we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on Medicare and Medicaid than every other government program combined. Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close.
Now, these are the facts. We know we must reform this system. The question is how. There are those on the left who believe that the only way to fix the system is through a single-payer system like Canada's -- applause -- where we would severely restrict the private insurance market and have the government provide coverage for everybody.
On the right, there are those who argue that we should end employer-based systems and leave individuals to buy health insurance on their own. I've said -- I have to say that there are arguments to be made for both these approaches.
But either one would represent a radical shift that would disrupt the health care most people currently have. Since health care represents one-sixth of our economy, I believe it makes more sense to build on what works and fix what doesn't, rather than try to build an entirely new system from scratch.
And that is precisely what those of you in Congress have tried to do over the past several months. During that time, we've seen Washington at its best and at its worst. We've seen many in this chamber work tirelessly for the better part of this year to offer thoughtful ideas about how to achieve reform.
Of the five committees asked to develop bills, four have completed their work, and the Senate Finance Committee announced today that it will move forward next week.
That has never happened before. Our overall efforts have been supported by an unprecedented coalition of doctors and nurses; hospitals, seniors' groups, and even drug companies -- many of whom opposed reform in the past.
And there is agreement in this chamber on about 80 percent of what needs to be done, putting us closer to the goal of reform than we have ever been.
But what we've also seen in these last months is the same partisan spectacle that only hardens the disdain many Americans have towards their own government.
Instead of honest debate, we've seen scare tactics. Some have dug into unyielding ideological camps that offer no hope of compromise. Too many have used this as an opportunity to score short-term political points, even if it robs the country of our opportunity to solve a long-term challenge. And out of this blizzard of charges and counter-charges, confusion has reigned.
Well, the time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action.
Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the American people that we can still do what we were sent here to do.
Now is the time to deliver on health care.Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Victory Speech This speech was given by Barack Obama who won election as the president. I’m going to analysis his voice, audience, speaker’s message and occasion for .
President Obama delivers a eulogy for state Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of nine victims in the June 17, , shooting at Emanuel African.
rhetorical analysis of obama's political speeches Essay. Critical Discourse Analysis of Obama's Political Discourse Juraj Horváth Abstract This paper examines the persuasive strategies of President Obama's public speaking as well as the covert ideology of the same, enshrined in his inaugural address.
Obama's Lies Matter, Too This is an extremely insightful analysis of THE health care speech. President Obama does NOT lie, but he does not tell the entire truth either.
my own essay above. July 27, Keynote Address Democratic National Convention Compete Text. On behalf of the great state of Illinois, crossroads of a nation, land of Lincoln, let me express my deep gratitude for the privilege of addressing this convention. For an analysis of the influence of pragmatism, John Rawls' theory of justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes' legal realism and the social gospel on Obama's thought see: James T.
Kloppenberg, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition, Princeton University Press,