Editorial: Obama, GOP Must Be Realistic in Reform Talks
A Sacramento Bee editorial states, "The president has said that health care is the major driver of deficits." However, President Obama "has to explain to the American people what in the new health law will reduce costs -- and be honest that it will take a decade to achieve most savings. He also has to be aggressive in seeking even more ways to restrain costs," the editorial continues. GOP House members "have to put realistic options on the table for providing affordable, cost-effective access to health care," according to the Bee. It concludes, "Repeal is not a solution."
- "Hard Cuts Ahead if Both Parties Want To Pare Nation's Debt" (Sacramento Bee, 2/16).