The push for the government takeover of health care continues. The Obama administration is trying to push Congress to pass the health care bill before the Easter recess, probably so that they won’t have to worry about Senators and Congressmen going home to their districts and facing a barrage of local voters letting them know that voting for the health care bill will mean losing their elections in November.
And the political tricks continue. When it first looked like they didn’t have the votes to pass the bill, Democratic leadership decided they would try the reconciliation process, doing away with the supermajority requirement. That process didn’t work because no matter how hard they tried, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi couldn’t convince their party members that if their side of Congress passed the bill, the other house wouldn’t add some provision that they didn’t support. So now, Pelosi is looking into an unConstitutional option that would pass the bill by default if a majority of Congressmen vote in favor of a package of amendments. This would be a direct violation of Article I, Section 7 of the US Constitution, but why should a little thing like the Supreme Law of the Land stop them?
What’s more, Obama’s lies are getting more and more absurd. A case he talked about yesterday in a speech turned out to be a lie – Natoma Canfield, who has cancer but no health insurance, is receiving free health care from the Cleveland Clinic via a charitable fund kept by the clinic.
Something else Obama said in Ohio yesterday, even more absurd than the Canfield story:
Now, so let me talk about the third thing, which is my proposal would bring down the cost of health care for families, for businesses, and for the federal government. So Americans buying comparable coverage to what they have today — I already said this — would see premiums fall by 14 to 20 percent — that’s not my numbers, that’s what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says — for Americans who get their insurance through the workplace. How many people are getting insurance through their jobs right now? Raise your hands. All right. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer it’s estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent [sic], which means they could give you a raise.
Got that? Vote for ObamaCare, and your employer’s premiums would drop by an estimated 3,000 percent!
Here’s what that means for me, personally: my boss pays 75 percent of my health insurance. My share comes out to around $30 per month, which makes the total premium about $120 per month for my health insurance. A 3,000 percent reduction in that premium would be $3,600. So what Obama is saying here is that, if ObamaCare passes, not only will I not have to pay for health care anymore, the insurance company will be paying me & my employer over $3,000 each month. Why would anyone ever believe this crap?
It also looks as though someone may have been dragged out of Obama’s speech when they voiced opposition – which the president tried to cover by saying that he fainted (this is unconfirmed, but would not surprise me in the least).
Barack Obama is an idiot and a liar. The Democrats have lied & cheated throughout this entire process, and are now looking into criminal action in order to pass the health care takeover. It needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.