Friday, August 20, 2010


In a speech on Sept. 9, 2009, President Obama said: "Finally, our health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers. When health care costs grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like Medicare and Medicaid. If we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on Medicare and Medicaid than every other government program combined. Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close. Nothing else. (Applause.)

Now, these are the facts. Nobody disputes them. We know we must reform this system. The question is how."

Keep this in mind, the American people were sold on the "Obamacare" because it would reduce the deficit; period.

This is a prime example of emotion triumphing over common sense.

Government entities are continually increasing estimates on what the health care bill will cost, showing that the bill will only increase our deficit. On top of whatever the estimates are worth, many admit that we don't know what the costs will be at all.
1) April 21, 2010, We don't know what Obamacare costs will be
2) May 11, 2010, Healthcare costs will top 1 Trillion
3) May 18, 2010, Obamacare would cost over 2 Trillion
4) June 18, 2010, CBO Director expresses doubts about deficit reduction; discretionary spending will create deficit.

Now the democratic party is saying "don't say the law will decrease costs and deficit." Incredible!

"Democrats worked hard to get a favorable score on the legislation from the Congressional Budget Office, figuring a big selling point of the law would be that it reduces the deficit. This part of the sales pitch is apparently not as helpful as they predicted."

Not only was deficit reduction a "big selling point", it WAS the selling point.

If the words our President spoke were true a year ago, once the costs start spiralling out of control, shouldn't we consider repealing this act and go in a new direction? It is plain that cost reduction was not the main point. Rather, creating programs to prop people up and create dependency seems to be more important. All this will make it harder to choose for ourselves and will lower the standard of care that this country exceeds at.

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