As reported by OneNewsNow.com, "President Obama's claim that a public health insurance option is not intended to eliminate the private health insurance industry is contradicted by a statement he made on the campaign trail two years ago.
President Obama told the American Medical Association in June that opponents of his healthcare plan are putting forth an "illegitimate concern" that a public health insurance option is a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. However, newly uncovered video from a March 2007 forum hosted by the Service Employees International Union, a major financial backer of Obama during his presidential run, shows then-candidate Obama admitting his healthcare plan would destroy private health insurance. "My commitment is to make sure that we've got universal healthcare for all Americans by the end of my first term as president. I would hope that we could set up a system that allows those who can't go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort," he said. "But I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out." Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said last week that the "best way" and the "only way" to have a single-payer system is to "have a public option and demonstrate its strength and its power."
President Obama is quickly uncovering who he really is to the public. However, anyone who is not apathetic and attempts to study politics, should realize that Obama is no where mainstream. If he was around 20 or even 30 years ago, he would have been called a red communist, and would have been considered a real threat to America. Yet, with the tides of our racial makeup of our country becoming fastly non-white, our country is naturally turning into a non-Christian country that does not follow the ideas of self-government, freedom from tyrannical government, and a love of its history. The healthcare issue is just one example of a government that is attempting to control all aspects of our lives.