Total messaging failure:REPORT
: (emp add)
... n a poll conducted after the election ... Massachusetts voters [were asked] why they opposed [the Senate health care bill]. Among those Brown voters, 23 percent thought it went "too far" -- but 36 percent thought it didn't go far enough and 41 percent said they weren't sure why they opposed it.
Among voters who stayed home and opposed health care, a full 53 percent said they opposed the Senate bill because it didn't go far enough; 39 percent weren't sure and only eight percent thought it went too far.
Such large percentages of people who oppose a bill, yet aren't sure why, is a clear case of messaging failure. Being unsure, and opposed to something, is the default position for just about everyone. No wonder Brown won.
Such large percentages of people who oppose a bill, yet aren't sure why, is a clear case of the corporate-controlled conservative media having successfully obfuscated yet another important issue in the minds of the average American.
you've been discussing the excise tax. in today's town hall, obama mentioned the need to be more efficient and cut down on testing as a way to control costs. but look at what dingell pointed out:
So what are we getting for our money?
• More care? No. In Japan, citizens average an astounding three times more visits to doctors’ offices than Americans and twice as many MRI scans and X-Rays. Even with all these visits, the Japanese still spend less than half as much per person on health care as we do. Life expectancy and recovery rates for major diseases there are much better than ours.