The saying that if Obama’s lips are moving, he is lying really seems to be true. The best evidence for this comes whenever The One is speaking about his favorite topic…wait that is himself…his second favorite topic: ObamaCare. Today, the Senate appears closer than ever to voting for ObamaCare with the needed sixty votes. Senator Lieberman has caved. So Obama gathered with his minions at the Capitol to announce how close they were, which equates to nothing more than an effort to exert pressure on the few Democrats who are not in favor of this bill. And those Democrats come from both the liberal and moderate arena.
Liberals are angry that the public option and MediCare expansion have been dropped and moderates are still unsure with federal funding for abortions still included. none of the Democrats seem to care that ObamaCare is neither supported by the American people, nor will it help the American people. But if one listens to Obama long enough, they might be convinced that this really is the greatest health reform package on planet earth…ever.
Same rhetoric, different day. “They are waiting for us to act,” Obama said. “They are counting on us to show leadership … There’s too much at stake for families who can’t pay their medical bills or see a doctor when they need to, or get the treatment they need.” This is not leadership! And frankly, the American people are looking for representation from our lawmakers, they are not leaders. The President also added, “We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums. Businesses that will see their costs rise if we do nothing will save money now and in the future. This plan will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of that program. And because it gets rid of the waste and inefficiencies in our health care system, this will be the largest deficit reduction plan in over a decade. And I just want to repeat this because there’s so much misinformation about the cost issue here. You talk to every health care economist out there, and they will tell you that whatever ideas are — whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses and government, those elements are in this bill. And in terms of deficits, because we keep on hearing these ads about how this is going to add to the deficit, the CBO has said that this is a deficit reduction — not a deficit increase.”
What CBO report is the President reading. When an honest and full assessment is performed on this bill, meaning nothing has been pulled out for later insertion like doctor pay from MediCare, the bill is not deficit neutral. And the reason why they are able to twist it to appear to be is because it is front loaded. We pay on this for three to four years before it starts. I do not hear the President telling people about that.
The CBO has also reported that any of the bills that have been presented do not cover millions of people, but that did not stop the Liar In Chief from saying, “Finally, we agree on reforms that will make coverage affordable for 30 million Americans who don’t have it. Every day that goes by, another 14,000 Americans lose their health care coverage.”
The awful truth behind ObamaCare will be exactly what they have told us it will be, just not forthrightly. It will be a bill, any bill. Is this what Washington has come to, just pass any old bill as long as we can claim we did something. So far the Obama administration appears to only care that they did something because it is better than doing nothing. In the case of our healthcare, it would be better if they did nothing.