Scare tactics or the truth, Mr. Occupier in Chief? It is you who have used scare tactics from the day one on this travesty that you call a Health Care Plan . Let’s just call it what it is, Socialized Medicine and cut the lies , OK? You claim that this must be passed “yesterday” and I ask WHY? Is it because you are afraid that when people have time to study this play they will revolt against it as they are doing now?
Why did you feel the need to go on the campaign trail again to try to sell this “snake oil” to the people? You sure picked a safe place to give your sales pitch after all these folks have imbibed in the socialist koolaide for so long that they wouldn’t know a lie if someone underlined it in red for them. I would imagine that the crowd was well cherry picked as well but I see you allowed one lone Republican (if he actually was one and not an Axelrod, chief astroturfer plant to make you look good)
Asking for criticism of a plan when you know the crowd is safe is cowardly Mr. Chief Occupier but then you have always been a coward haven’t you? You will not go where you might be questioned since your ego can’t handle it. We have seen your outburst of temper when someone dares to question you on anything.
Mr. Chief Occupier, it’s time to stop the lies. Your Obamination called Heath Care is DEAD and you will become a lame duck before you have finished your first year, Thank God!
He told his audience reassuringly, "For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise, what you need to know is this ... if you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or government bureaucrat gets between you and the care you need." He lied as usual:
That’s simply not true. Both the Associated Press and ABC News have already debunked this pledge, noting that White House officials have acknowledged the president’s rhetoric shouldn’t be taken “literally.” An independent study conducted by the Lewin Group predicted that 114 million Americans may be forced out of their current health care coverage, including more than 106 million Americans who currently have employer-provided health care. The point is, this White House cannot guarantee that Americans will be able to keep their plan – because they don’t know how many employers are going to drop their coverage altogether if their plan goes into effect.
He said the overhaul is essential to them, too, contending it is the way to keep control in their hands. Obama said while government bureaucrats should not meddle with people's care, bureaucrats at insurance companies should not, either. He lied again:
The Wall Street Journal noted in a July 20, 2009 editorial:
“The House bill says that after a five-year grace period all Erisa [Employee Retirement Income Security Act] insurance offerings will have to win government approval—both by the Department of Labor and a new ‘health choices commissioner’ who will set federal standards for what is an acceptable health plan. This commissar—er, commissioner—can fine employers that don’t comply and even has ‘suspension of enrollment’ powers for plans that he or she has vetoed, until ‘satisfied that the basis for such determination has been corrected and is not likely to recur.’ In other words, the insurance coverage of 132 million people—the product of enormously complex business and health-care decisions—will now be subject to bureaucratic nanomanagement.”
The people Obama called on for questions asked him largely about their personal medical concerns and how any new law would affect them. "We're not talking about cutting Medicare benefits," he said, trying to reassure one questioner. And more lies, as usual.
New York Times rebuts this claim: “To help finance coverage for the uninsured, Congress would squeeze huge savings out of Medicare, the program for older Americans and the disabled. These savings would pay nearly 40 percent of the bills’ cost. The legislation would trim Medicare payments for most services, as an incentive for hospitals and other health care providers to become more efficient. The providers make a plausible case that the cutbacks could inadvertently reduce beneficiaries’ access to some types of care.” An independent analysis of the House Democrats’ government-run plan shows the legislation slashes Medicare to the tune of $361.9 billion. That means fewer choices and lower health care quality for our nation’s seniors – exactly what then-Senator Obama blasted last fall, during the presidential campaign.
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