Posts tagged "Obamacare"
Did Obama blow it by not being a centrist? Berkowitz w/ Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, Cable and Web
Amy Walter: … So, that sort of set the tone. Then we move into—and this was the argument-which was, it’s beyond just—should [Obama] have cobbled together a bi-partisan coalition. The other piece was- was this the right time to do healthcare reform, right? You still have an economy that is struggling [in 2009-2010]. Tonight’s City of... Read more »
Amy Walter: …Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota…Alaska, Louisiana and Arkansas… Democratic held [but Red state seats], right? Those are all up. So, when you look at the numbers [in 2014-the Republicans say]: “Oh, I can get to six more U. S. Senate Seats, ” you just take every state that Mitt Romney carried… and keep... Read more »
Better than Rachel Maddow w/ Bill O'Reilly: Berkowitz w/IL Obamacare implementer Julie Hamos, Web and Cable
Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, featuring IL Medicaid Director Julie Hamos, airs tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 pm in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette. and on Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt.... Read more »
Better than a press conference with President Obama: Berkowitz w/Julie Hamos on Obamacare implementation in Illinois; Watch on Web and Cable
Julie Hamos: Sure, fine, restrictions like health insurance companies should put 80% of their premiums back into healthcare, is that a bad restriction? No, some would say we need to have those restrictions….And, that’s what the Affordable Healthcare Act already includes. Jeff Berkowitz: You see this guy, Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom? Julie Hamos: Yeah,... Read more »
Better than Monday night Football: Berkowitz w/ 11th Cong. District Republican Primary candidate Ian Bayne, Web and Cable
Jeff Berkowitz: You would repeal all of the federal gun control laws? Ian Bayne (R-Aurora, 11th CD Republican Primary Candidate): Yes. Jeff Berkowitz: You would allow guns to be regulated, if at all, by the city or the state? Ian Bayne: Yes. Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs, featuring 11th Cong. Dist. Republican... Read more »
More exciting than rumors of Larry Summers as possible Federal Reserve Chief, Berkowitz w/former Obama CEA Chair Austan Goolsbee, Cable/Web
Austan Goolsbee: …The major source of tax revenue [for Obamacare] is raising the marginal tax rates on capital income for high income people… Jeff Berkowitz: Do you think that’s a good thing—if you want more capital, to tax capital more? Don’t you get less capital if you tax it more? ********************************* Tonight’s City of Chicago... Read more »
Obama makes pedestrian, small picture argument. Moreover, everybody knows the data don’t support his argument that healthcare costs are already going down due to Obamacare. Premiums for healthcare insurance are going up, not down. What is Obama talking about. Obama knows he is losing this round, so now he goes back to arguing Dodd... Read more »
Watch Hamos (Mack the Knife?) on Cable in Chicago and Suburbs and on web; Do Theis and 10th CD Schneider need Hamos, et al to help them win?
HFS Director Julie Hamos: I am going to be a very unpopular person in Springfield because we’re not going to let people have so many choices in the Medicaid program…We’re working in the opposite direction… How to contain this program. How to contain the Medicaid budget. Jeff Berkowitz: But, you have to understand when you... Read more »
Tom Bevan, Co-founder and Executive Editor of Realclearpolitics.com, seemed to hit the nail on the head when he taped our show, Public Affairs, last Sunday. He said that Mitt Romney has about a 65% chance of winning the Republican Party Presidential nomination, with former PA Senator Santorum and former House Speaker Gingrich at about 10%... Read more »
Will the 2012 Presidential election be a referendum on the Liberty v. Progressive paradigm? John Tillman , CEO of the Policy Institute, says yes.
Watch Berkowitz face-off with the Illinois Policy Institute’s CEO John Tillman on Cable/web to discuss the Liberty v. Progressive paradigm. Tillman thinks this will be the defining issue of the 2012 Presidential general election. Will the country move in a direction of empowering individuals to make important consumption and production choices, or will the country... Read more »