Liberal icon and former New York governor Mario Cuomo has openly criticized Barack Obama’s prioritizing health care reform over fixing the American economy.
“First of all, I think, looking back, it might have been better if the President concentrated on the economy first, and dealt with the economic problem more completely than he has so far,” Cuomo told liberal talker Ed Schultz Friday. “He has done wonderfully well to keep us out of disaster, but if instead of coming first with health care, he had put if off just a little bit, and waited until jobs started appearing, etc., it would have helped the treasury, it would have put less pressure on raising big taxes from anywhere.”
Here is the quote as heard on The Ed Schultz Show:
While Cuomo is critical of Obama’s priorities, the former governor indicated support for ObamaCare during the interview and chastised opponents as being “too stupid to understand the issues.”