President Obama has had a month to listen to the American people on the topic of healthcare reform. For a month, thoughtful Americans have gone to town hall meetings in large numbers to oppose more spending, more government, and more Washington centered bureaucracy. For a month, the polls have gotten worse and worse for big spending, big deficit, high taxes, and big government. Tonight President Obama has an opportunity to show whether he’s listening to the majority of Americans or to his party’s radical leftwing. Here’s how you can grade the speech:Here’s a ten-point checklist from the Center for Health Transition to help you decide for yourself. Print it out and use it to judge the President’s speech tonight.
When the speech is over, look over your check list. Each “yes” is worth 10 percent. Each “no” is worth zero.