Since Obama told the person whose 100-year-old mother had a heart arrhythmia, requiring a pacemaker, that perhaps she should just have taken pain
medication instead [this part is true. Obama said
this, even though the questioner said his mother had gotten the operation and lived with vitality at age 105, and even though one doesn't treat
arrhythmia with pain medication], Obama's approval rating has been falling, and more older Americans have turned against the "health" plan, which
includes end-of-life counseling every five years for older Americans.
According to the American humor show "Wait, wait, don't tell me," this has been characterized as the government showing up at your door when you are old and asking you how you would like to die. Obama is said to have countered, "That's not true--in our plan, we TELL you how you're going to die."
In the Senate, Democrats writing the legislation have become deadlocked between two groups, the left-wing Democrats who want to abandon old people on ice floes, and the left-left-wing Democrants who want to grind old people into mulch.
All very well moaning now, but they (US public) voted him in, so tough luck. and frankly, between the choice of McCain and Obama, I know who I'd have
picked every time, and it wouldn't have been McCain.
It also says much about your country that, you don't seemingly vote on policy, but are more focused on persona instead.
Its done now, so "pop a cap in his ass" or suck it up.