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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Bill Clinton’s speech

Watched Bill Clinton's DNC speech. I thought it was pretty good. One thing that's got me down about the few speeches I have heard so far is their emphasis on the middle class. The democratic party used to be more brave about standing up for those who are below middle class ... perhaps they believe poor people don't vote :( At least President Clinton did mention what would happen to Medicaid if Romney wins: it will be bad for those below the poverty level as well as for many who are disabled ......

Now, folks, this is serious, because it gets worse. (Laughter.) And you won’t be laughing when I finish telling you this. They also want to block-grant Medicaid, and cut it by a third over the coming 10 years.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: No!

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Of course, that’s going to really hurt a lot of poor kids. But that’s not all. Lot of folks don’t know it, but nearly two-thirds of Medicaid is spent on nursing home care for Medicare seniors — (applause) — who are eligible for Medicaid.

(Cheers, applause.) It’s going to end Medicare as we know it. And a lot of that money is also spent to help people with disabilities, including — (cheers, applause) — a lot of middle-class families whose kids have Down’s syndrome or autism or other severe conditions. (Applause.) And honestly, let’s think about it, if that happens, I don’t know what those families are going to do.

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

I've always loved Michelle. Bill, not so much. But I thought both speeches were outstanding. Bill's was actually educational (for me). Loved it.

8:14 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Susan,

Yeah, for me too - he was really good at explaining everything. Smart guy.

11:37 AM  

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