As we know, President Obama cancelled his planned trip to Asia to stay in DC for the health care vote. In this video clip, Obama responds to questions from a reporter from Indonesian TV about his decision to cancel the trip. His answers are very revealing.
With unemployment at 9.7% and underemployment at 20%, according to Gallup, how can Obama say that “the most important domestic priority” in the United States is health care?
In a March survey, Gallup finds that “unemployment now stands alone as the top issue in Gallup’s latest update on the most important problem facing the country. Thirty-one percent of Americans mention jobs or unemployment, significantly more than say the economy in general (24%), healthcare (20%), or dissatisfaction with government (10%).”
Health care is the “most important domestic priority” only for Obama and Democrats. It is not the most important priority for the rest of Americans.