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Weekend Ramblings: The President Besieged By Bean Counters

Fred Barnes recently penned an article that asked if President Obama is an economic illiterate:

Is President Obama an economic illiterate? Harsh as that sounds, there's growing evidence he understands little about economics and even less about economic growth or job creation. Yet, as we saw at last week's presidential press conference, he's undeterred from holding forth, with seeming confidence, on economic issues.

Based on his policy positions it is apparent that the President is an economic illiterate. Because a person's economic and business philosophies are often the sum of their experiences, it should be expected that a background check would easily reveal what could be expected from a politician on economic issues. The problem with Barack Obama is that he has no background in promulgating important economic policy. During his Saturday address to the nation this morning, the President solidified his estrangement from basic economic and business principles with this statement:

(AP) WASHINGTON � President Barack Obama, citing a new White House study suggesting that small businesses pay far more per employee for health insurance than big companies, said Saturday the disparity is "unsustainable it's unacceptable." "And it's going to change when I sign health insurance reform into law," the president said in his weekly Internet and radio address.

A new study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers said small businesses pay up to 18 percent more to provide health insurance for their employees. As a result, fewer of them do so and the number has been shrinking further in these hard economic times.

It was released Saturday as part of the administration's aggressive campaign to build public and congressional support for Obama's health care efforts.

It doesn't require an MBA to figure out that big business enjoys certain procurement advantages over small business. That large corporations can purchase a product like health insurance for less than small business is Business 101. Has the President ever considered why the hammer at the local hardware store costs more than the hammer at Walmart? (Of course he hasn't.The President doesn't shop at Walmart, but I digress).

What the President is really talking about is not prices reduced as a result of competition but price controls. Procurement and supply chain management may be boring and bourgeois to this President, but price controls? That's something he can get his head around fast. Unfortunately for President Obama, those schlubs at the CBO work on Saturdays and this morning, while the President was delivering his unctuous dissertation on small business healthcare costs, Elmendorf's Bombers struck again:

For the second time this month, congressional budget analysts have dealt a blow to the Democrat's health reform efforts, this time by saying a plan touted by the White House as crucial to paying for the bill would actually save almost no money over 10 years.

....But on Saturday, the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal to give an independent panel the power to keep Medicare spending in check would only save about $2 billion over 10 years- a drop in the bucket compared to the bill's $1 trillion price tag.

"In CBO's judgment, the probability is high that no savings would be realized ... but there is also a chance that substantial savings might be realized. Looking beyond the 10-year budget window, CBO expects that this proposal would generate larger but still modest savings on the same probabilistic basis," CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf wrote in a letter to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Saturday.

The President's policy initiatives have been devastated by a healthcare problem unanticipated by the smartest man to ever become president: foot in mouth disease and death by a thousand bean counters. The CBO and the Skippy Gates Affair have done more damage to this President than $300 million dollars of McCain campaign spending. Maybe the Republicans can take a lesson from this.


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Question:Back in the... (Below threshold)
Meiji_man:

Question:
Back in the day I remember being flooded by Articles, and pop ups and even games referencing President Bush's Supposedly inadequate I.Q. (Which I remember being somewhere around 128-130)
Why don't I see any "Are you Smarter then Obama" Quizzes?

Obama's the smartest man in... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Obama's the smartest man in the world. All the Obamabots swear to it. That's why Harvard has never released anything he wrote, their so proud of him.

Mr Empty Suit; no prior accomplishments; folds under pressure. A prime example of how far affirmative action, guilt trips and a glib tongue can get you today.

He's definitely smarter tha... (Below threshold)
vech:

He's definitely smarter than Palin. The media told us so.

I have worked for major cor... (Below threshold)
Gary Author Profile Page:

I have worked for major corporations for 30 years and have two business degrees. My observation of this President and his so-called advisors is that they are living in an alternate reality when it comes to economics, not to mention capitalism.

This is not surprising, given that most of these people come from extreme left positions, socialism, and in some cases, communism. But, this is all by design. Fred Barnes amazes me sometimes in that he often misses key points.

Obama and his minions first have to create chaos and destroy this economy, so they can usher in their ultimate goal of a "New World Order," based on a global collectivist model.

Because we essentially no longer have representative government and our judicial branch is more enamored with international law than upholding our constitutional form of government and national sovereignty, our executive branch is busy setting up a shadow government with the help of numerous czars, far left-fringe legislators of the Democrat Party, the Federal Reserve/IMF, major corporations bent on globalization, and a collective of community organizers.

On the issue of health care... this whole thing has NOTHING to do with health care. It is all about controlling people and their behavior... one more major link in the chain, as Obama said in one of his final campaign speeches, "to fundamentally transform the United States of America."

In light of what has happened in the last six months, take a look at these two video clips back-to-back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJJP9AYgqU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1FFVWEQnSM


Time to wake up America!

I'm not an actuary, nor do ... (Below threshold)

I'm not an actuary, nor do I play one on TV, but I think the reason big companies get better rates has less to do with 'buying power' and more to do with their larger workforce smoothing out the statistical risk tables that isn't possible with employers with smaller workforces.

"In CBO's judgment, the ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"In CBO's judgment, the probability is high that no savings would be realized ... but there is also a chance that substantial savings might be realized."

That reminds me of a limping gag (it's not quite a running one) from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, about how a million to one shot always seems to hit.

Million-to-one chance - Discworld & Pratchett Wiki

In the fragile reality of Discworld, and with the gods who like to play games, a million-to-one chance succeeds nine times out of ten.


Traditionally, one has to say "it's a million-to-one chance, but it might just work!" to invoke this rule. It also has to be exactly a million to one - none of this fiddly "995,351 to 1" business, or whatever other number you might end up with. So while the list of things that people have accomplished with million to one chances is quite impressive, the list of things they have failed to accomplish with odds a few percentage points off in either direction is probably a lot longer and involves a lot more fatalities.
I'm thinking the chance of 'substantial' savings being realized are well above the million to one mark, for any rational value of 'substantial' you'd care to name.

As far as Obama being economically illiterate - well, I've been convinced for a long time that the actual numbers don't have any real meaning for the current administration. Millions are billions are trillions - and a trillion has only one or two more zeros than a billion, and a billion only has one or two more zeros than a million so what's the fuss about running up a defict in the trillions?

Because we essenti... (Below threshold)
Stan25:
Because we essentially no longer have representative government and our judicial branch is more enamored with international law than upholding our constitutional form of government and national sovereignty, our executive branch is busy setting up a shadow government with the help of numerous czars, far left-fringe legislators of the Democrat Party, the Federal Reserve/IMF, major corporations bent on globalization, and a collective of community organizers.

You forgot to include the Federal Reserve into that bowl of porridge. They are trying their damnest to get more control over the monetary policy of the United States. This is a private concern that is leading the way to the corporate globalization that Soros and his minions want.

Obama administration is pop... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Obama administration is populated by infants who play...not govern.

When in a hole stop digging... (Below threshold)
retired military:

When in a hole stop digging.

If this comes to pass then goodbye recession hello DEPRESSION.

"I have worked for major co... (Below threshold)
MPR:

"I have worked for major corporations for 30 years and have two business degrees. My observation of this President and his so-called advisors is that they are living in an alternate reality when it comes to economics, not to mention capitalism."
In other words Gary, "La La Land" hence Obamalala.
I do see signs of people waking up to his dismal grasp of the most elementary economics and distortions of the truth. Finally.

steve sturmYour po... (Below threshold)
HughS:

steve sturm

Your point is acknowledged regarding buying power and the Walmart hammer, but the main issue (that perhaps I did not make clear enough) is how I prefaced the comment:

big business enjoys certain procurement advantages over small business.

That includes dispersing statistical risk. But, as you say, you are not an actuary nor do you play one on TV.

Neither is the President an actuary, but he does play one on TV.

Barry is not a leader, unfo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry is not a leader, unfortunately, he is playing one on TV. And evidently not playing one well. His prime time numbers keep dropping with each 'show'.

Would any of Barry's supporters care to drop in and comment why this is happening?

To paraphrase 'the first black President', "Could it be the economy, stupid?"

he's not an economic illite... (Below threshold)

he's not an economic illiterate, he's just a gullible guy that's been raised his whole life by communists and thinks it can work

Obama is ignorant; his advi... (Below threshold)
vech:

Obama is ignorant; his advisors are ignorant. Gibbs is a boob. Hillary is catatonic. Rahm Emmanuel is ambitious and power-hungry. He's the one on Obama's back talking into his ear. He just wants to win - he doesn't care what, not is he concerned with consequences. Obama has a 20- something writer who whips up good word order and catchy phrases. They sound good, but there is no action after the words have been spoken. He has two loose guns in Reid and Pelosi who are shot-gunning legislation to see what sticks. In short, it's a friggin' circus and the only successful thing they have done is convince an adorable media that this is all George Bush's fault.

Apparently everyone has for... (Below threshold)
Oldflyer:

Apparently everyone has forgotten that one of the pillars of George W. Bush's health care initiative was to stimulate small companies to band together for health insurance coverage. I believe that he wanted legislation to allow insurance companies to write multi-state policies in furtherance of this plan.

I don't think it got anywhere--kind of like his medical savings accounts and tort reform ideas.

The fact is that Bush had pretty good solutions for lots of problems; but it was unthinkable that he be allowed to succeed with them.

When Bush tried to reform S... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

When Bush tried to reform Social Security (one of the things the Dems are now "concerned about"), he mentioned during one of his State of the Union addresses that the proposed legislation had become mired in politics in Congress. Splash Kennedy lead the group that stood and cheered (or was it jeered?).

"He's clean and articulate"... (Below threshold)
Trajan:

"He's clean and articulate"
"He's too big to fail"
"When he said that, I felt a tingle go down my
leg"
"He recognizes a 'teachable' moment"

So............howcum the poll dip? Must be
those people that cling to their guns
and religion.


"Why don't I see any "Are y... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"Why don't I see any "Are you Smarter then Obama" Quizzes?"

Because they aren't needed.

I'd say more but it's late and I'm tired. The 'Won' is in the deep end of the pool now and all his friends that he hangs with have only been allowed in the kiddie pool. It's natural to not know how to swim when all you've ever done is splashed about in the shallows.

So who do you think is real... (Below threshold)
M.T. Everest:

So who do you think is really running the country? No, I mean REALLY? Discuss amongst yourselves.

To answer MTE, its obviousl... (Below threshold)
epador:

To answer MTE, its obviously the successor to the TriLateral Commission, the Remedial Commission.

"So who do you think is rea... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"So who do you think is really running the country?"

The Three stooges (Obama, Reid, and Pelosi) with Shemp (Biden) waiting in the wings.

Wow, #2 is right on the mon... (Below threshold)
mag:

Wow, #2 is right on the money as is so many people on this blog. We would did not vote for obama, saw all this coming. I was hoping obama would turn out to be some what decent...my hoping was in vain.

Talk about economic illiter... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Talk about economic illiteracy.. September 22, 2007 from Fox News Beltway MORT KONDRACKE, FOX CO-HOST:

So in steps, the Fed to reassure everybody, provide liquidity and promise more attention paid. Even your hero Alan Greenspan is saying the chances of a recession remain at somewhat greater than one in three. I say fine. That's a lot better than two in three or three in three.

BARNES: Alan Greenspan should not be doing odds making.

KONDRACKE: He's selling a book.

BARNES: But his opinions are taken so seriously by financial markets, that he ought to pipe down on that.

The biggest threat to the economy is not the subprime problem, which we are getting though, it's what President Bush touched on, tax increases... (Hugh's hobby horse).

Hugh,I can't tell if... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Hugh,
I can't tell if Obama is an economic illiterate. Sometimes I think he is not because he was clearly clever enough not to campaign on the statist programs he is now pushing aggressively. On the other hand, his disconnect with how these policies affect the recovery of the economy makes me think he is indeed illiterate. Or maybe he's semi-illiterate. He can only look at free and private enterprise as evil because it challenges the power of government control of the economy. In that case he does understand a little bit about economnics. The profound benefits of free enterprise are lost on him however.

Barry's latest poll numbers... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry's latest poll numbers are out and whether you consider them tilted left or right they have one thing in common; they're all heading downwards. Will the Chief Narcissist be able to handle the rejection? With the August Congressional recess scheduled in two weeks, it looks like Barry won't get his signature ObamaCare passed before Representatives head homeward and get an earful from the voters.

NEWS FLASH!: EMERGENCY! SWINE FLU OUTBREAK IN D.C.! President Obama has declared a SWINE FLU outbreak in the nation's capitol, requiring QUARANTINE of the Congress! Given the severity of the outbreak Dr. Obama has put all Congressmen and Senators on bed rest. They will not be allowed access to telephones, emails, letters or any other means of communication in order to reduce their stress levels. The President believes that this is a time when all members can take advantage of the situation and pass his legislation so that they might be released.....er.....cured....of their affliction.

What happened to the time w... (Below threshold)
Mary Sellers:

What happened to the time when you went to the Doctor only if there was a problem. Now you go - come back in 3 months-why if you are feeling OK - why are you hostage to constant visiting the Doctor's office? Yes- a lot wrong here.I understand a major illness- but even that goes too far- Face it-medicine goes only so far, then there comes G-D. I would write a book about my Mother's pain in her hip- ended up in the Nursing Home for 7 years I woudl question why doctors were charging Medicare for uncessary visits - She had a Doctor and these were unknown to me-and not necessary, I could not even find them in the phone book to call and ask questions. Could get no info from the Nursing Home either - when you are in perfect health at 86 - get a pain in the hip - and it is downhill from there. Guess the motto is "Staying Alive-Staying alive" With Mediciation you do not need and it slowly kills you. Once you spend all your money for care - then Medicaid comes in play -"Staying alive-staying alive--with medicine that causes problems and then other medicine to relieve the wrong affects of the first and so on. There is no concrete solution now - This has gone too far! I could go on and on- but so one cares- just give me a pill-get a follow up visit every 3 months - take another pill and so on. Stay active - read- eat right- take vitimans and enjoy the "end times" - who wants to live to be over 900 years old? No me. Let G-D come in and take over!!!

Lost commenter in isle 26.<... (Below threshold)
epador:

Lost commenter in isle 26.

Beano is not going to make the bad smell of his administration go away, but he'll try.

The article: blog.yield-cur... (Below threshold)

The article: blog.yield-curve.net/2009/07/systemic-bernanke.html Bernanke proves that Bernanke knowingly maintained a strict monetary policy long after he knew of the sub prime problem as he knew it would cause of the "Depression".

It shows that he probably engineered it on purpose!

If you want to sleep tonight, Don't Read It!

"In contradiction to the prevalent view of the time, that money and monetary policy played at most a purely passive role in the Depression, Friedman and Schwartz argued that "the [economic] contraction is in fact a tragic testimonial to the importance of monetary forces" (Friedman and Schwartz, 1963, p. 300).
.....


The slowdown in economic activity, together with high interest rates, was in all likelihood the most important source of the stock market crash that followed in October.

In other words, the market crash, rather than being the cause of the Depression, as popular legend has it, was in fact largely the result of an economic slowdown and the inappropriate monetary policies that preceded it.

Of course, the stock market crash only worsened the economic situation, hurting consumer and business confidence and contributing to a still deeper downturn in 1930."

Governor Ben S. Bernanke
Money, Gold, and the Great Depression.
At the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Economic Policy, Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, Virginia.
March 2nd, 2004


You can read also: blog.yield-curve.net/2009/07/27.html"Turbulence Update: 22/07/09.which tries to accomplish Greenspan Mission Impossible:


That is mission impossible. Indeed, the international financial community has made numerous efforts in recent years to establish such oversight, but none prevented or ameliorated the crisis that began last summer. Much as we might wish otherwise, policy makers cannot reliably anticipate financial or economic shocks or the consequences of economic imbalances. Financial crises are characterised by discontinuous breaks in market pricing the timing of which by definition must be unanticipated - if people see them coming, then the markets arbitrage them away."

Alan Greenspan
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World [Economic Order?].


blog.yield-curve.net/ Plea for a New World Economic Order. explains the nature and causes of economic depressions and proposes a plausible alternative solution.

Obama's big news conference... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Obama's big news conference last week was set up to regain momentum for this health care deal. When asked about the costs at the press conference, the example Obama gave us was how we were going to save gobs of money by having diabetics see nutritionists so we could avoid the cost of later feet amputations. Then he told us about the waste involved in unnecessary tonsillectomies.
This was his big explanation in his big moment: amputations and tonsillectomies.
The guy is simply in way, way over his pinhead, and so are all the people around him.

Test... (Below threshold)

Test

Well this will go over well... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Well this will go over well with folks who have handicapped children (if the news media would ever report it).

Got a disabled child or relative that will take a lot of medical costs? want the best care for them? Well look who is our health czar.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07242009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/deadly_doctors_180941.htm

THE health bills coming out of Congress would put the de cisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They'd decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare.

Yet at least two of President Obama's top health advisers should never be trusted with that power.

Start with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of
Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Emanuel bluntly admits that the cuts will not be pain-free. "Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change," he wrote last year (Health Affairs Feb. 27, 2008).

Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, "as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others" (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).

Yes, that's what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.

Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they'll tell you that a doctor's job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.

Emanuel, however, believes that "communitarianism" should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96).


Just another nail in Obami'... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Just another nail in Obami's coffin:

"But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.

Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they'll tell you that a doctor's job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.

Emanuel, however, believes that "communitarianism" should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96)."

We're seeing a "Government ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

We're seeing a "Government Of The Lawyers, By the Lawyers, For The Lawyers." It's getting near tar and feather time.

Here is a list of questions... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Here is a list of questions that reporters wanted to ask President Obama about health care reform at Wednesday night's press conference but were afraid to ask:

1. Why are American taxpayers subsidizing premiums of millions of union members and healthy Americans who already have health insurance at a cost of about $6,000 per person?

2. Why should American taxpayers pay for the health insurance of millions of young single Americans making over $80,000 year who are offered health insurance at work or can afford it but don't get it?

3. Why should American taxpayers pay for the health insurances of millions of illegal immigrants? Shouldn't there be a better way to provide people who are here illegally basic care?

4. Why are American taxpayers paying $10 billion for the health care costs of retirees of big corporations?

5. You talk about using health care reform to control the deficit. But if we targeted help to people who need it most, wouldn't that help?

6. You talk about two-thirds of the money to pay for people who already have health insurance or don't have it even though they can afford it or are eligible or aren't entitled to it (see questions 1-4) or subsidizing a new program (question 5) coming from eliminating "waste in the system" by having a government panel of experts decide what services and treatments are best. Won't that increase waiting times for services and access to new treatments?

7. You also say doctors will decide how they should practice medicine. So who will decide, the panel of experts or my doctor?

8. A follow up, Mr. President. You talk about the red pill being half as expensive as the blue pill (or is it the other way around?) but being just as effective. Sometimes only the blue pill works but in systems where government experts decide, people only get the red pill? Will that happen here?

9. Some of the "experts" have suggested that two-thirds of hospital admissions for people on Medicare in the last two years of life are wasteful because those people are going to die anyway. That includes a lot of cancer patients like Ted Kennedy. Do you think Ted Kennedy should die instead of being readmitted to the hospital? Should anyone else be denied care in order to subsidize paying for the health insurance of people who are not eligible or who can afford care they refuse to pay for?

10. A related question: the care people get in the "last two years of life" continues to extend and improve their lives (that's why we are also living longer as Americans). So wouldn't cutting this care also shorten and reduce quality of life? That's what's happened to cancer and heart patients in other countries.

11. In fact, the health care bills you support would cut payments for hospital readmissions. That could likely increase the number of deaths and shorten the lives of people with cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson's. Isn't that denying coverage for pre-existing conditions?

12. The House health bill, which you support, pays a bonus to doctors who provide less care to healthy, white middle class people in rural area and cuts reimbursement to doctors who provide care to sick, poor black people in inner cities. Doesn't that discriminate against minorities, the chronically sick, and the poor?

13. Another follow up. All the health care bills cut subsidies for low-income people to buy insurance and provide more for wealthy people, including the new retiree health bailout fund. Doesn't that discriminate against minorities and the poor as well?

14. You say if you have health insurance you like you can keep it. But both the CBO and independent studies say that up to 120 million Americans will lose their group coverage at work and join either Medicaid or a government-run plan because government will pay much lower prices to doctors and hospitals. And these doctors will also be paid 30 percent less and denying care based on pre-existing conditions determined by your expert panel. Yet you said the goal is to improve health. I am just a reporter and not used to asking hard questions, so maybe you can explain.

15. Final question Mr. President: If the public option is so good, will you try it out before we do? Like your first ball throw at the All-Star game, your initial response to the question kind sort of fell short and the media didn't cover it very well then either.
From The American Spectator, B. Goldberg

The use of "Bean Counters' ... (Below threshold)
Hermie:

The use of "Bean Counters' is misleading. "Bean Counters" suggests taht there is a lot of nitpicking going on about the numbers.

What has occurred is not Obama besieged by Bean Counters, but Obama being mugged by economic reality. The so-called 'studies' and projections he is using to push his health system takeover, and the other parts of his economic agenda, are from Fantasyland.

re:31Eugenics... (Below threshold)
epador:

re:31

Eugenics

Students of hisory know where this leads.




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