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Even Democrats Recognize That Obama Is An Abject Liar On Healthcare

March 16, 2010

First of all, let’s see what Democrat Senator and liberal Dick Durbin just said:

Anyone who would stand before you and say well, if you pass health care reform, next year’s health care premiums are going down, I don’t think is telling the truth.”

Okay, to say that health care premiums is going down is not telling the truth.  Which, of course, is a lie.

Now let’s see what Obama claimed of his ObamaCare boondoggle just the other day in Strongsville, Ohio:

How many people are getting insurance throught their jobs right now, raise your hands, alot of those folk , your employer, it’s estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3000 percent so they could give you a raise.”

HotAir has the video of this total bullshit (please pardon my language, but a gross lie merits a gross description).

The facts of the matter are these: 93% of Americans won’t receive any benefit from ObamaCare.  25% of Americans making less than $200,000 a year would see their health care costs RISE.  And for every one family that receives a subsidy to pay for ObamaCare, three families will pay more.

And THAT is if everything goes well for ObamaCare, and all his outlandish assumptions turn out to be true.

Obama is not a man who tells just one lie; he constantly lies. He says:

The most insidious argument they are making is the idea that somehow this would hurt Medicare.  This proposal makes Medicare stronger. It makes the coverage better and makes the finances more secure. And anybody who says otherwise is either misinformed or they are trying to misinform you.”

But it is Obama who is at best misinformed and misleading others because the $500 billion in cuts from Medicare are counted as helping its survival even though the money is siphoned off and spent on other programs.  Obama is trying to spend the same dollar twice.   Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin says, “This simply takes Medicare money out and uses it somewhere else.  That’s weakening a system that’s already in bad trouble.”

Current CBO director Douglass Elmendorf agrees, saying:

“… to pay future Medicare benefits and financing new spending outside of Medicare would essentially double-count a large share of those savings and thus overstate the improvement in the government’s fiscal position.”

And Richard Foster, the chief actuary for Medicare and Medicaid said the same thing on December 10, 2009 in pointing out that Medicare cuts:

“… cannot be simultaneously used to finance other Federal outlays and to extend the trust fund …”

With “other Federal outlays” referring to huge subsidies to help millions purchase their now mandatory health care policies.

Obama is being incredibly intellectually dishonest.  Maya Macguineas of the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget puts it this way: “Just like an American family that is struggling to stay afloat, you can’t use the same dollar to pay for a mortgage and pay down their credit card. You can only count a dollar once.  So there has been some double counting here.”

Barack Obama is taking $500 billion – that’s half a TRILLION dollars – from a program that is already in desperate crisis, spending that money somewhere else, and then claiming he’s strengthening Medicare.  That is a bald faced lie of gargantuan proportions.

We also have Obama cynically exploiting health care “victims” – including an 11-year old kid – and then lying about their stories in order to drum up emotion, block out the facts, and discourage rational debate.

Obama isn’t only lying; he’s outrageously lying.  He has mastered Hitler’s Big Lie course of political deceit.  Professor Hitler said of the Big Lie:

“All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously” (Mein Kampf, James Murphy translation, page 134).

Obama clearly has the impudence to lie so outrageously it literally boggles the mind.  And it is a longstanding pattern with him.  When the most liberal senator in the U.S. Senate promised that he would be a transcending bipartisan figure who would heal the polarization, that was a Big Lie.  When Obama attacked Bush’s surge strategy (before he initiated his own surge strategy) and promised that he would bring the troops home and end the wars, that was a Big Lie.  When Obama promised over and over again that he would hold the health care negotiations on C-SPAN so everyone could see the entire process, that was a Big Lie.  When Obama promised that he would close Gitmo in a year when he had nowhere to put the detainees, that was a Big Lie.  Etcetera.

As Hitler was rising to power, Jewish doctor Herta Knotwolf said:

So many worship him as their savior, their redeemer from unbearable poverty.  Many are filled with some have worry, but all are united in the words, ‘Now things will change.’

I’ve wondered how Hitler’s “hope and change” program worked out for that Jewish woman.  My guess is, not so well.  “Change” probably ended up seeing her transition from a comfortable life as a doctor to a short and brutal life in a death camp.

Obama’s constant “the time for talk is over; the time for action is now!” blathering also hearkens back to dark leaders of the past.

I’m not trying to argue that Obama is going to personally initiate another Holocaust of Jews (although he in fact is the most anti-Israel president in U.S. history); what I am saying is that Obama is a world-class liar, and if people believe his outrageous lies about his health care takeover, they will one day truly suffer for their naive stupidity.

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