At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Aug. 11, 2009, President Barack Obama repeated a line he’s used many times in describing his health care proposal: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
Politifact says that claim was “half true” on their truth-o-meter. But half truths quite often amount to whole lies.
What was it that Nancy Pelosi said before Democrats rammed through ObamaCare using every deceitful trick and tactic available? Oh, yeah: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
A report by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) on medical cost trends for 2012 provides a dismal forecast of continued increases that consumers will see in their health care costs.
Key findings of the PWC report indicate:
- The Democrats’ health care law has done little to ease the compliance burdens facing employers – as the PWC report points out, “employers have had their hands full complying with the avalanche of new regulations under PPACA.”
- Medical costs are expected to increase: PWC expects medical costs to increase 8.5% in 2012, up from 8% in 2011.
- More Americans will NOT be able to keep the health care coverage they have and like, with the report noting that “some employers are becoming less confident in their ability to offer health benefits on a long term basis.”
- 84% of employers are likely to make changes to offset the costs associated with the Democrats’ health care law,
- 86% are likely to re-evaluate their overall benefits strategy, and
- 50% are considering significantly changing or eliminating company subsidies for dependent medical coverage.
Well, THAT sure sucks. Sorry for all you schmucks who worked so hard in your personal lives – went to college, stayed on the straight and narrow, scrimped and saved when others bought the latest fad items, showed up on time every day and worked hard while others slacked off around you – just so you could get a job with DECENT BENEFITS. But those days are gone now because Democrats imposed their will to create a massive boondoggle. And now, as a result of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid – and of course the now-famous Anthony Weiner - you get to be tossed into a bad, smelly place where you won’t be able to get a doctor to save your life. And if you get thrown into Medicaid, where Obama most wants you, then God help you, because Obama sure won’t.
The “fog of controversy” is lifting. Now we’re starting to see that the FACT that Democrats have created a monster that will eat us alive.
I think of fellow communist country North Korea. You’d think leftists would care about their people, but they don’t. Back in 2004, the New York Times wrote of fellow socialist traveller North Korea - “that claims to follow the world’s purest brand of communism” – “almost 10 percent of the population is believed to have starved to death.” And nothing has changed since then.
Let’s consider the attitudes of leftists. Take Chairman Mao - who has been publicly praised by top Obama officials.
“The atom bomb is nothing to be afraid of,” Mao told Nehru, “China has many people. . . . The deaths of ten or twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of.” A witness said Nehru showed shock. Later, speaking in Moscow, Mao displayed yet more generosity: he boasted that he was willing to lose 300 million people, half of China’s population.” [Annie Dillard, “The Wreck of Time” in Harper’s from January 1998].
LEE EDWARDS, CHAIRMAN, VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: In 1959 to 1961 was the so-called “great leap forward” which was actually a gigantic leap backwards in which he tried to collectivize and communize agriculture.
And they came to him after the first year and they said, “Chairman, five million people have died of famine.” He said, “No matter, keep going.” In the second year, they came back and they said, “Ten million Chinese have died.” He said, “No matter, continue.” The third year, 20 million Chinese have died. And he said finally, “Well, perhaps this is not the best idea that I’ve ever had.”
CHANG: When he was told that, you know, his people were dying of starvation, Mao said, “Educate the peasants to eat less. Thus they can benefit – they can fertilize the land.”
With liberals, “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”
Think of energy. Liberals have demonized oil, gas, coal, nuclear and everything else that actually produces energy. They want to leave us with “renewable energy” which produces about 8% of our energy needs. What are we going to do for the rest? Obama says he plans to bankrupt the coal energy which supplies half of America’s electricity. Obama has continued to pursue this reckless policy with regulations that are crippling us. What are we going to do? And the shocking secret is it doesn’t matter to them.
And the reason that the Kim Jong Ils and the Chairman Maos and the Joseph Stalins and the Barack Obamas stay in power is that people simply can’t believe that their leaders are truly that depraved.
They don’t care about your LIFE, let alone about your health care. These people hate God, and they want to create massive government in place of God, and they want to be the high priests of that government, and they want you to come hat in hand and bow down before them such that they get to decide who the winners and losers are.
The beast is coming. He too will be a leftist. He will actually be able to create what the left have been dreaming of for a generation and beyond: a one-world government. He will be a big government totalitarian who will promise to take care of everybody just as every leftist has done from Karl Marx to Stalin to Hitler to Chairman Mao to Kim Il Sung Pol Pot Mao to Kim Jong Il. He will produce a government system in place of God, and then he will declare himself as god over that government (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation chapter 13.
People who truly value individuals value the individual freedoms inherent in a free market economy. What we are now seeing in these last days are people who DON’T value individual human lives. They have snuffed out more than 53 million human lives in America alone through the Holocaust of the abortion mills. And they have transported their hell with them to Asian countries that have created an unnatural and monstrous imbalance as “a woman’s right to choose” has murdered millions upon millions upon millions more WOMEN. They have been working and laboring to bring the hell of the Antichrist to this world and to this very country for decades.
And this hell is now at our very doorstep.
D. James Kennedy issued a prophetic warning: “Watch out, Grandpa! Because the generation that survived abortion will one day come after YOU!”
Senior citizens – and those close to being senior citizens – are going to find out that they aren’t working anymore, which means they are no longer productive. Their going to find out that aging people consume vastly more medical resources than younger, healthier people. They’re going to find out that Obama has already spent America into staggering debt that it cannot possibly repay. And they’re going to find out that liberals think they’ve already lived their “complete lives.”
And the left WILL come after you, Grandma and Grandpa. They’re going to come after you through socialized medicine and the ObamaCare monster that created it. They’re going to kill you by the tens of millions. They’ve done it before; they’re literally doing it right now. And you aint seen nothing of the HELL that these people are laboring to create yet.
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