Barak Obama and Current News Articles
HEALTHCARE REFORM And the FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM .
Barak Obama and Current News Articles appeared in the ‘’The Arizona Republic’’ on 9/1/10 page 6 Titled other developments: HEALTHCARE REFORM And the FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM .
News articles 1 and 2
An internal audit of the Scholarship Program of the FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN foundation
Was underway, sparked by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat, that she steered scholarships to her relatives and the children of a staff member. The foundation’s chairman, Rep. Donald Payne, D-NJ. said that neither the foundation nor theongressional Black Caucus ‘’ will allow unethical behavior in the awarding of scholarships or any programs that are designed to benefit the community.’’
Nearly 2,000 employers and unions have been approved to seek Federal reimbursement for the Health claims of their ‘’ early retirees, ‘’ or retired workers aged 55 or older who are too young to get Medicare. Obama administration officials said , the $5 billion program is a key ‘’ bridge ‘’ provision of the new Federal Health-care Law, intended to encourage employers to maintain coverage of early retirees and the their families until states are able to establish Federally Subsidized Health Insurance Exchanges in 2014.
Articles above by wire services
Comments on article 1( Taxpayers )
The Healthcare Reform Bill when approved included the government takeover of the Student Loan Programs that previously was administered thru the banking industry. The loss of private sector jobs ( 38,000 ) and the loss of the private sector industry adds to the economic problems.
Recently there was a report that Congressional Staff members student loans were paid by the government (US Taxpayers ) at a cost of $12 billion to the treasury. Little was written in the news media. How the STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS were included in a Health Care bill needs to be questioned and answered.
Comments on article 2
‘’Obama administration officials said , the $5 billion program is a key ‘’ bridge ‘’ provision of the new
Federal Health-care Law.’’ It appears that those Employers are Cities, Towns, States, and Public Services Employers and Unions employed in the Public Sector areas. In other words the public employees and union employees will get more benefits than the private sector employers and employees before they reach the 65 year requirements of collecting social security and Medicare benefits.
Who is too blame for not watching out for the average middle class taxpayer? The Barak Obama administration pushed the Healthcare Reform bills thru without our elected representatives in Congress reading or debating the bill before they voted to approved the Healthcare Reform bill.
President Obama was asked if the unions would be exempt from the provisions of the Health care Reform bill prior to the passage of the bill. Obama stated that the unions will not be exempt. Recently the business sector reported that the unions will be grandfathered and exempt from the law. Senator Wilson called President Obama a liar latter confirmed by the media that the President did indeed lie.
There is an old expression, ‘’ you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time .’’The time has come to question our elected members of Congress, make them accountable to the public for their actions on voting issues. Many have supported the party in lieu of the people who elected them to serve in government.
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