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Robert Reich: The President is Lying About Health Reform

I continue to be amazed at how differently politicians speak when they don’t think they’re being recorded. 

They’re trying to scare you.

You remember Robert Reich don’t you? He’s the Obama advisor that didn’t want recovery jobs to go to “white male construction workers”.

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Harry Reid – Healthcare Hustle

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate Finance Committee health-care bill won’t be the one that comes to Senate floor.

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If we are to take Mr. Reid at his word – then why did the CBO bother to cost out the bill proposal?

The CBO estimate will turn into ‘cover’ for the members of Congress that vote yes on this monstrosity. They will vote yes and then tell us that they would have never voted for the bill if they had known……………….oh well, too late now.

Message to Congress – at least 80% of Americans have demanded that you read the bills before you sign them. We will not allow you to use this as an excuse. If you vote on a bill without knowing the details/impact to your constituents – we will vote you out.

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How Much Will Obamacare Cost You?

Thanks to Hot Air – you can calculate it – and should.

Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill have tried to sell ObamaCare as a way to make health insurance more affordable for all Americans, but does it deliver?  The AP sounded skeptical on Sunday, when they analyzed the various proposals, noting a number of ways in which costs will escalate for consumers outside of Congressional sales pitches.  The article also links a handy tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation, generally supportive of health-care reform, that allows consumers to get an idea of what ObamaCare will cost them individually and as families.

The Kaiser tool also helps quantify the subsidies.  At an annual income of $33,000, for instance, a family of four would get over $10,000 in tax refundables to help pay for their health insurance, only contributing less than $1500 out of their own pocket.  The total tax liability for a family earning $33K per year falls far below $10,000, which means they will not only pay no income taxes but will take away from the general fund.  At $44K, twice the poverty level, the family would pay $3,070 for their insurance and get $8,445 in subsidies, which would likely also far outstrip their tax liability.  We will pay each family earning $66,000 over $3600 a year in subsidies despite the fact that they make far above the median American income.

Try out the Kaiser web site and see for yourself.

I did – this free insurance is going to cost me more than 250% more than what I am currently paying…………………

Since I make less than $250,000 a year and this fee is considered an excise tax – Obama – YOU LIE!!!

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It’s All About The Photo Op

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Via The New York Post:

The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.

But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.

So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.

All this to provide a visual counter to complaints from other doctors that pending legislation is bad news for the medical profession.

Of course what they don’t tell you is that these 150 doctors are the only doctors they could find that would support this plan – it took them weeks – and probably million of our dollars in grants ;o)

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Of Course I’m Not Going To Read The Bill – I Don’t Understand It

Delaware must be so proud.

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Rep. Tom Carper (D-DE) explains in this video why he won’t read the bill – “it’s hard to decipher what it means”.

“For example, credit card disclosures – do you actually read this stuff?”

“That’s one of the reasons why we’ve directed among others, banks, to use plain language – plain english to explain what they’re doing so that the jibberish – you know – you can’t read it and really know what it says”

Rep. Carper, just based on the statements and direct “quotes” from the health care bill (H.R. 3200) that were made at Town Hall Meetings all over the Country by regular ‘ole citizens – it’s obvious that many Americans can indeed read and comprehend difficult legislation. Further, they should be given the opportunity to do so. It’s OUR legislation and we have a right to know what’s in this legislation BEFORE you vote on this.

I’ll tell you what Rep. Carper – send me the bill – give me a couple of days and I’ll sit down with you and explain it to you. C’mon it will be fun, I’ll even invite some friends ;o)

Additionally, if Congress can direct the banks (among others) to us plain language why can’t the Congress direct Congress to use plain language????????? The Constitution, Bill of Rights and Ten Commandments are very clear and enduring documents – written in plain language.

I’m not sure if Carper is REALLY honest or REALLYdumb. This is the same man that last week put the Administration and Congress on blast for going back on their “secret negotiations” with Pharma. Via Firedog Lake:

In a stunning moment during the Senate Finance Committee markup Sen. Tom Carper defended a secret deal that the White House, Baucus, and PhRMA had reached. The White House has long denied the deal. Carper publicly acknowledges that part of the deal was that PhRMA would run millions of dollars worth of campaign ads in support of health care reform.

According to Carper the “golden rule” in Congress is that secret back room deals in exchange for advertising buys must be honored. 

Geez, he would have never lasted in Chicago…………….

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Laboratory For Universal Health Care – Tennessee

We have solid evidence of what happens when the government tried to provide health care. It almost bankrupted Tennessee.

State spending in Tennessee, she says, accelerated from 2.5 billion dollars in 1995 to 8 billion in 2004 because people dropped their private insurance in favor of the “public option.”

In the case of plans being proposed in Congress it will be the employers dropping their/your private insurance – what choice?

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Super Secret Obama Health Care Proposal

Most tranparent administration ever!

Via Roll Call:

The White House has been secretly drafting its own health care legislation that it may unveil at some point during the debate if officials believe it would help secure passage of a bill, according to sources familiar with the effort.

Sources differed on how far the process has gotten, with some saying a bill is basically finished and others saying they are aware only of a partially completed effort. White House officials, though they know their preferences, also appear to be constructing different options that could be thrown together depending on how the legislation is shaping up in Congress.

But all sources knowledgeable about the effort agreed the measure includes significant detail and possibly even some legislative language that could ensure the bill is ready to go the moment it is needed.

“They are getting ready for a backup,” said one veteran observer of health care debates who was knowledgeable about the effort. “It will be parachuted in if necessary.”

I would not be surprised if this shows up as an October surprise. “The One” knows what’s best for us.

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