For those of you who have been longtime DoubleSpeak fans, you’ll remember the riveting “rants” from our father, Donald B. Slutsky. If you haven’t had a chance to hear them, you need to do so now!
A couple weeks back, President Obama was in Philadelphia and I was able to score my parents some awesome tickets to the event. Here’s a picture (dad and mom on right side of picture):
My dad was also interviewed in the Montgomery County Times, one of the areas local newspapers. I wanted to share the article with the world.
Concern about health care draws large audience to Obama’s speech
Published: Monday, March 08, 2010
By Thomas Celona, Staff Writer
President Barack Obama’s speech at Arcadia University March 8 brought out a large number of attendees from across Montgomery County and from many walks of life.
While some came out to support the president and his push for health care reform, others came out to hear firsthand how the proposed legislation would affect them.
As a crowd gathered outside the university’s Kuch Recreation and Athletic Hall, many said they were already onboard with Obama’s health care plan.
“I’m very partial to him, and whatever he offers, I’m willing to accept,” said Olivia Sanford of Mount Airy. “I believe in him. I think he’s the best [president] we’ve had so far.”
Don Slutsky of Lower Merion also came out to show support for the program.
“We’re great fans of Obama, and have great hopes for this health care venture. We’re very much in support of the president’s agenda,” he said, noting he felt the plan’s bullet points were basic and fair necessities for the American people. “It’s time for health care in our country to be a right.”
Christy Stephenson came out from Yardley in Bucks County to show her support for the health care issue, one she said she felt passionate about as the former CEO of a hospital.
“I think Obama’s making the right choices, and I want to support the reform effort,” she said. “I think it’s very important for health care to be available for everyone. I think health care is something vitally important like education. He’s making the right kind of changes.”
While many came out to the speech fully ready to support Obama’s platform, others came looking for answers.