Submitted By Todd on November 20th at 6:11pm
The latest Gallup Daily tracking results show 49% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, putting him below the majority approval level for the first time in his presidency.The health care fight is turning voters against the President, for the health care fight has the President working against America. Why does he seek to pass a health care bill that shows no respect for the U.S. Constitution?
Democrats want you to know that your McDonald's Angus Burger meal has about 1,500 calories -- before you buy and burp. Buried deep in the House health care bill is a provision, likely to raise nanny-state hackles, requiring fast-food chains and vending machine owners to notify customers of calorie counts -- by conspicuously posting nutritional information on menus or machines.Aren't Dems just responding to popular demand, you ask? Hasn't there been outrage over the lack of burger control.
The provision -- Section 2572 -- requires retail food establishments "part of a chain with 20 or more locations" to list calorie counts "on the menu board including a drive-through board," as is currently required in New York City and other localities.And you know how upset folks have been about the lack of caloric detail on vending machines!
A "vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button" that includes similar data.Which might offer some insight into why the Senate is racing to get the health care bill passed against the plummeting support for the President and his proposals.
Substantially more Americans rate healthcare coverage in the country as excellent or good this year (38%) than did so a year ago (26%). Similarly, more Americans now say they are satisfied with the total cost of U.S. healthcare (26%) than said this a year ago (19%).The more Dems push health care reform, the more folks think about it and realize that you don't fix what ain't broken. Regarding their own health care situation, Americans are pretty happy.
For example, 81% rate the quality of their own care as excellent or good, and 69% rate their coverage this positively.