U.S. Rep. Petri: State of the Union "Pre-action"
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"The President is making a fresh start after what has been a difficult year. I think that his proposal to expand health care savings accounts has merit. I don't think it will solve the problem of high medical costs and people without insurance, but it's a start and a step in the right direction.
"His support for hydrogen fuel research and for ethanol is important because we have to have alternatives to petroleum in the years ahead."
On the subject of, really, the international front, on Iraq and terrorism, I guess that the fact of the matter is that we have to hope for the best and deal with the situation as we find it."
Let's look at the statement: He admits that Medical savings acocunts will not help anyone that is not currently insured, or save any money whatsoever on health costs, but says they are a good idea?
Why exactly, MR. Petri? Is is because they do help the very wealthy? That is not leadership and problem solving.
And as for a vision for foreign policy - Petri says to "hope for the best..."
It seems someone might have had this job for a little too long...