“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period”.
So let it be written; so let it be done.
Only in an America populated by drones primarily educated through a government controlled idiot factory could such a contention inspire serious applause.
Even after the Obama-advocated “economic stimulus package” – also known as “the trillion dollar mulligan” – was rammed at breakneck speed through what passes for a system in Washington, there are still millions who believe Obama’s professed fidelity to economic restraint. And why do they believe?
Because he says so.
That is all that is required.
He is Obama.
This is truly an amazing thing to behold. It’s as though we’ve slipped past even the pretense of logical, economic and even mathematical reality and entered an age of Monopoly Money fueled fantasy. The numbers just don’t matter anymore.
Change is in; math is out.
But wait, it gets better.
Obama went on to proclaim that, “Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have.”
In an AP fact check released immediately after his speech, the following flavor was added to the above recipe:
Employers sponsor coverage for most families, and they’d be free to change their health plans in ways that workers may not like, or drop insurance altogether. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed thewritten by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it because their employers would decide to stop offering it.
In the past Obama repeatedly said, “If you like your, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Now he’s stopping short of that unconditional guarantee by saying nothing in the plan “requires” any change.
See? It’s always those evil employers that are the cause of all of your trouble.
The AP article went on to reveal numerous additional “factually challenged” Obamaisms, such as:
OBAMA: Requiring insurance companies to coverlike mammograms and colonoscopies “makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives.”
THE FACTS: Studies have shown that much preventive care — particularly tests like the ones Obama mentions — actually costs money instead of saving it. That’s because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer in their early stages involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease. The costs of a large number of tests, even if they’re relatively cheap, will outweigh the costs of caring for the minority of people who would have ended up getting sick without the testing.
Thewrote in August: “The evidence suggests that for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall.”
That doesn’t mean preventive care doesn’t make sense or save lives. It just doesn’t save money.
OBAMA: “If you lose your job or change your job, you will be able to get coverage. If you strike out on your own and start a small business, you will be able to get coverage.”
THE FACTS: It’s not just a matter of being able to get coverage. Most people would have to get coverage under the law, if his plan is adopted.
In his speech, Obama endorsed mandatory coverage for individuals, an approach he did not embrace as a candidate.
He proposed during the campaign — as he does now — that larger businesses be required to offer insurance to workers or else pay into a fund. But he rejected the idea of requiring individuals to obtain insurance. He said people would get insurance without being forced to do so by the law, if coverage were made affordable. And he repeatedly criticized his Democratic primary rival,, for proposing to mandate coverage.
“To force people to get health insurance, you’ve got to have a very harsh penalty,” he said in a February 2008 debate.
Now, he says, “individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance — just as most states require you to carry auto insurance.”
He proposes a hardship waiver, exempting from the requirement those who cannot afford coverage despite increased federal aid.
OBAMA: “There are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage.”
THE FACTS: Obama time and again has referred to the number of uninsured as 46 million, a figure based on year-old Census data. The new number is based on an analysis by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, which concluded that about two-thirds of Americans without insurance are poor or near poor. “These individuals are less likely to be offered employer-sponsored coverage or to be able to afford to purchase their own coverage,” the report said. By using the new figure, Obama avoids criticism that he is including individuals, particularly healthy young people, who choose not to obtain health insurance.
Of course, there will be scores of reports and revelations concerning the obviously logical incoherence of what Obama has proposed.
Sadly, none of them are likely to matter.
Change is in; facts are out.
This is where the ace-in-the-hole (not to be confused with anything that Van Jones might say) that is a populace mostly “educated” by the state and for the state comes into play. With the vast majority of Americans deliberately stripped of their nation’s true history and heritage, they are denied exposure to the perspectives and philosophies that inspired a revolution against an oppressive government and gave birth to the greatest nation in human history. With critical thought and accurate American history intentionally eliminated from the state-controlled system of mass education, government is granted a population more than willing to embrace Obamaism and incapable of doing much else.
All by design.
Change is in; logic and history are out.
So let it be written; so let it be done.
See also: “Create a Godless nation? YES! WE! CAN!”