Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fourteen Lies

Ouch! via Weekly Standard:

President Obama has been perfectly clear. He has said that his plan for "health-care reform" would not cause any individuals or families to lose their health-care plans, would not be paid for by cutting seniors' Medicare benefits, would not bend the health-care cost-curve up (but instead would bend it down), would not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year, would not raise Americans' health insurance premiums (by $2,100 a year in the individual market) but instead would lower them (by $2,500), would not put the federal government in control of health care, would not require Americans to buy health insurers' product under penalty of law, would not cost more than $900 billion over ten years (and certainly not $2.5 trillion, like the Congressional Budget Office says it would cost), would not raise deficits, would not liberalize rules preventing taxpayer funding of abortions, would increase competition and choice, would leave what's good in place while fixing what's broken, would be bipartisan, and would be passed in an open and transparent manner with the C-SPAN cameras rolling for all to see. Would it have been too much to have hoped that the President would go 1-for-14?

Lies, all of them! No wonder his approval ratings are down.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi continues to pretend that this has been the most transparent legislation EVAH, Robert Gibbs says "What C-SPAN letter?", and 52% of Americans oppose Obamacare.


david7134 said...

On my God, a politician lied, particularly a liberal. You must jest, you must be wrong. The One could not lie to us. After all, to consider otherwise is racism.

yukio ngaby said...

"52% of Americans oppose Obamacare"

And wait until they see the monstrosity that's hatched out by Pelosi and Reid's backroom dealings. That 52 percentage points will rise.

Right now a surprising number of people are taking Obama at his word. That too is something that'll change very soon.

G.R. said...

I was watching a clip on FOX News this morning where they were talking to people who looked they were in their late 20's or early 30's. Some of these people looked like types that would have voted for the Wonderful Omnipotent Obama. They were asked how they felt about being forced to buy health insurance. Of course they thought it was wrong.
Well, If they actually did vote for Obama maybe they learned that elections have consequences.
Just when I thought that some of the libs learned a lesson, their socialism came through.
They were asked about how they felt about paying taxes to help those who can't afford insurance to buy it. Of course they had no problem with that, after all it is a "basic human right" and we are "responsible for those who can't help themselves."
Kumbaya, my Lord Kumbaya.