While the current, presidential administration has been catching a lot of flack and criticism, it seems US citizen are forgetting Obama did many of the same things—e.g., American spending in terms of healthcare cost(s). Notice that like Obama, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz.
Unlike Obama, Chaffetz endured some media harshness upon his recent sit down with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care,” Chaffetz said.
In other words, he’s advising American’s to be wiser with their spending habits.
[Chaffetz & Camerota | Video: courtesy of News Beat]
But again, Obama made similar decisions during his presidency—his policies didn’t seem to raise a lot of eyebrows, pulses, hell. (What if Trump & Co. were led by someone else with the president’s policies?) Back in 2014, then-President Obama guest starred on a Spanish-language show and conveyed highly similar thoughts to American spending and healthcare affordability.
A $36,000-salary, three-members-family, $316-monthly-healthcare-bill person wrote to the show, asked what they should do in their situation.
“If you looked at that person’s budget, and you looked at their cable bill, their cell phone bill, other things that they are spending on, it may turn out it’s just that they haven’t prioritized health care because right now everybody is healthy,” Obama said. He continued with pontificating on that person being sick. “…he will wish he had paid that $300 a month.”
[Video: courtesy of The Libre Initiative]
It’s interesting how people forget or simply change their tune as presidencies switch hands—but the policies are sometimes similar.