Obama Waiting Period

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by thetexan, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. thetexan macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2009
    I remember a campaign promise that Obama will wait 5-7 days before signing any law. It was part of his openness promise. Considering that nothing really goes into effect for four years (except the taxes will hit us sooner) there isn't exactly a need to rush this bill to become law. Will Obama keep his campaign promise on this one, or sign the bill soon?
  2. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Jan 30, 2004
    having a drink at Milliways
    never heard about this. what is the rational to it? why would anyone care, as long as it isn't a stalling tactic?
  3. thetexan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2009
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    1) Don't recall the "promise" - OP, the onus is on you to produce the quote (Edit: Thanks for the link)
    2) It's not as if this bill hasn't been around awhile and the WH hasn't been intimately involved in the details the past few weeks
    3) Several provisions (e.g. no denial for prexisting condition clause, no lifetime insurance maximums) take plave this year. Please take time to read the law before you spout off.

    The actual Quote: "And, when there is a bill that ends up on my desk as president, you the public will have 5 days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it, so that you know what your government's doing."
  5. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
  6. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Yes, there is. Ten immediate changes:

    - Prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions for children in all new plans;

    - Provide immediate access to insurance for uninsured Americans who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition through a temporary high-risk pool;

    - Prohibit dropping people from coverage when they get sick in all individual plans;

    - Lower seniors' prescription drug prices by beginning to close the donut hole;

    - Offer tax credits to small businesses to purchase coverage;

    - Eliminate lifetime limits and restrictive annual limits on benefits in all plans;

    - Require plans to cover an enrollee's dependent children until age 26;

    - Require new plans to cover preventive services and immunizations without cost-sharing;

    - Ensure consumers have access to an effective internal and external appeals process to appeal new insurance plan decisions;

    - Require premium rebates to enrollees from insurers with high administrative expenditures and require public disclosure of the percent of premiums applied to overhead costs.
  7. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Jan 30, 2004
    having a drink at Milliways
    it seemed mostly a anti-pork provision, from the clip. Is there any attached to this bill? This is a very public bill, directly promoted by the WH and talked about to exhaustion.
    but whatever.
    won't make any difference if he signs it on friday or tonight.

    if this is what the current president can be rightfully criticized for, i guess the country is in really good hands for a change.
  8. IntheNet macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2009

    You didn't really believe him did you?
  9. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    The bill was posted 72 hours before they took up the vote, which actually occurred later. If he signs the bill tomorrow, can you guess how many days the bill will have been posted.

    (Thursday March 18) 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + Part of Tuesday March 23 = ???

    Wow, you can't add, can you. :rolleyes:

    Oh wait, that's the reconciliation bill, not even the Senate bill which has been posted, for, wait for it.... LONGER! So, if both are signed into law, both will have been posted for far longer than 5-7 days.

    Grasping at straws really is as silly as it looks.
  10. IntheNet macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2009
    Read =>

    (Obama broke his promise a few weeks after inauguration with the S-Chip legislation - which he signed three hours after the House approved the bill):

    Obama breaks five-day pledge
  11. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    Are you buff from moving those goalposts constantly? ;)
  12. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    There certainly hasn't been enough time to debate this bill. :rolleyes:
  13. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    5 decades is not enough, we need more time :rolleyes:
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If we have been debating on whether or not to force our citizens into corrupt private entities for 5 decades we should have shot this piece of crap bill down a long time ago.
  15. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y

    scrolling to the bottom i saw so many of this face :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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