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Obama's Euphemism For Socialized Medicine

The Hillary Clinton Campaign releases a video that proves that Obama lied about his position on "single-payer healthcare."

The video compares statements Obama made during the January 21st Democratic debate with those he made to an AFL-CIO conference in June 2003 while campaigning for the Senate.  Contradicting what Obama said at the debate, the old footage shows the senator saying, "I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage.  That’s what I’d like to see."

At the debate, Obama stated: "I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer (healthcare)."

Single-payer healthcare is an euphemism for socialized medicine.
I Happen To Be A Proponent
Barack Obama in 2003, talking to the AFL/CIO:

“I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage.  That’s what I’d like to see.”

In January, 2008, Obama claimed in a nationally televised debate:

"I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer."
Less God And More Demagogue
Obama walked into the Oval Office with a veritable halo over his head.  In the eyes of his backers, he could say or do no wrong because he had evidently descended directly from heaven to return celestial order to our fallen world.  Oprah declared his tongue to be "dipped in the unvarnished truth."  Newsweek editor Evan Thomas averred that Obama "stands above the country and above the world as a sort of a God."

But when it comes to health care reform, with every passing day, Obama seems less God and more demagogue, uttering not transcendental truths, but bald-faced lies.  Here are the top five lies that His Awesomeness has told -- the first two for no reason other than to get elected and the next three to sell socialized medicine to a wary nation.

•  Lie One: No one will be compelled to buy coverage.
•  Lie Two: No new taxes on employer benefits.
•  Lie Three: Government can control rising health care costs better than the private sector.
•  Lie Four: A public plan won't be a Trojan horse for a single-payer monopoly.
•  Lie Five: Patients don't have to fear rationing.

Go here to read the details . . .
Obama Unaccustomed To Having His Lies Challenged
Doug Patton believes that Barack Obama is one of the most spoiled politicians ever to capture the imagination of a nation.  He has enjoyed what author and newsman Bernard Goldberg has described as "a slobbering love affair" with the American media.

So many members of the Fourth Estate in this country have so thoroughly compromised themselves to sell his radical agenda that the American people no longer trust them even to report the news.  And now, as the resident and his toadies in Congress run into a brick wall in their efforts to take over the American health care system, they are shocked to discover that many of the same people who put them in office last year are outraged at their lies.

American citizens have been vilified, marginalized, lied about and smeared by these Washington hucksters.  Good people, frustrated at the arrogance of their government, are being called names like a mob, Nazis, evil-mongers, terrorists, etc.  Meanwhile, the resident and Congress are watching the poll numbers they live by fall into the basement.  I wonder why.  Most of us learned in kindergarten that when you call other people names, they are not likely to react kindly.  And they certainly are not likely to vote for you again.

It is almost axiomatic that people tend to project their own motives onto their fellow citizens.  With that in mind, think of the deceit of this president.  He speaks of doctors who remove tonsils for the sheer greed and profit motive.  Is that what is in his heart?  Does he really believe that a doctor would remove a child's tonsils just to make money?

Recently, he went a step further and suggested that physicians sometimes look at the profit contrast between administering oral diabetes medication or other treatment with "a $30,000 or $40,000 leg amputation."  This statement is so despicable on so many levels it is hard to know where to begin!

Let's start with the fact that he was once again shooting from the lip with no earthly idea what he was talking about.  There is no scenario where a doctor makes $30,000 or $40,000 for a leg amputation.  Their compensation generally is between $900 and $6,000 depending on the complications.  Therefore, it is tempting simply to dismiss Obama's ignorance and not comment further; but he is, after all, the resident of the United States, so further comment seems essential.

Does this resident really have so little regard for the medical practitioners of this country that he believes an American physician would cut off a limb just to put money in his/her pocket?  Is this how his mind works?  Does he have no shame?  Does he actually know of such a doctor?  Does he have evidence of such a contemptible act?  If so, why is he not reporting it?  We all know the answer to that.  He is simply a liar who will say or do anything to drive home his agenda.

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently referred to the health care bill as "regrettable."  As a good friend of mine pointed out recently, "Regrettable is when I leave my car out in the rain with the windows down.  This is an outrage!"

My friend is right, and one of the few people in public life with the guts to tell the American people the truth is Sarah Palin, who has described the health care bill as "evil."  She is right, of course, which is why Obama's political hit squads are working overtime to kill her chances of ever being anything more than the former governor of Alaska.

This White House and its goons in the media can tell lies until hell freezes over, but they will not stifle the American people's thirst for the truth, especially about something as personal as their health care.

We will not stand for this tyranny.  We will hold Obama and his accomplices accountable for their lies.
A Giant, Implausible Lie
We had our warning during the campaign, we really did.

Remember Barack Obama's famous speech on race, back in March of 2008?  Obama had spent 20 years listening to the sermons of Jeremiah Wright, full of venomous anti-Americanism and attacks on "white America."  Yet when the reverend's rants were revealed to the public, Obama tried to convince us that he just happened to be missing from the pews on any well-documented Sunday, and that the Jeremiah Wright we saw and heard was not the Jeremiah Wright he knew.

It was a giant, implausible lie.  Yet the speech was smoothly delivered and well-turned, perfectly balanced to seem to empathize both with the grievances of blacks and with the concerns of whites.  So most people seemed to believe it.

This is what Obama's supposed gift for rhetoric amounts to: the ability to tell a smoothly polished bald-faced lie.

And that was the whole essence of Obama's big health-care speech.  It was a pack of lies from beginning to end, and if we're going to finally see through this flim-flam artist once and for all -- as more and more people are beginning to do -- then we had better identify them one at a time.

Continue reading here . . .
Obama's Claims Are Lies
The Lid blog says that in Barack Obama's vision of America, people are not allowed to disagree with his position.  Even if facts are used, dissent must be crushed.  Such it is with the the insurance industry
  

"Even as America's families have been battered by spiraling health care costs, health insurance companies and their executives have reaped windfall profits from a broken system."  -- Barack Obama July 2009

  
Two weeks ago when the Insurance Industry released a study showing that ObamaCare would actually increase costs, Obama went on a rampage once again, saying:
  

"It’s smoke and mirrors.  It’s bogus.  And it’s all too familiar.  Every time we get close to passing reform, the insurance companies produce these phony studies as a prescription and say, "Take one of these, and call us in a decade."  Well, not this time.  The fact is, the insurance industry is making this last-ditch effort to stop reform even as costs continue to rise and our health care dollars continue to be poured into their profits, bonuses, and administrative costs that do nothing to make us healthy -- that often actually go toward figuring out how to avoid covering people."

  
If you believe the-bully-in-chief, all of our problems are due to the greedy insurance companies and their windfall profits.

Problem is the Obama's claims are lies.  There are no windfall profits.  In fact the average insurance company makes a measly 2.2% of profit.  The 2007 profit margin for Obama's friends at General Electric was 10.3%.  Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's company, earned an 11.47% profit in 2007.

Obama's propaganda about the health industry is nothing more than an attempt to destroy anyone who disagrees with him.  The United States is quickly becoming a country where dissent is not allowed.  Just ask Fox News and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Related: AP finally reports on insurance industry’s thin margins.
Nuclear Option
 Candidate Obama Pledged No ObamaCare With "Fifty Plus One Strategy."  Freedom's Lighthouse has published an audio of Barack Obama as a candidate in 2007 in which he flatly says, "we are not going to pass universal health care with a fifty plus one strategy."  Obama said "you can't govern" if you go about things in that way.
  
   
But now, of course, the Democrats are planning to use of just such a "Nuclear Option" to ram ObamaCare through.

What a difference an election makes. 

Before the election, Obama spoke of "governing."  After the election, Obama is all about "ruling."

If you don't believe it, watch this video, and listen to Barney Frank say Democrats are "trying on every front to increase the role of government..."

These people have no use for the U. S. Constitution, the rule of law or capitalism.
Lies About ObamaCare
Tom Bevan says there's been a remarkable amount of coverage of Barack Obama's appearance at the House Republican retreat on Friday, but he hasn't seen anyone focus on his rather stunning admission about the Democrats' health care legislation (Video):
    

The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues.  If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating.  For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making.  And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]

    
If we take this statement at face value, Obama is admitting the the health care bills passed by either the House or Senate (or both) contained provisions which were "snuck in" - presumably by Democratic members and perhaps on behalf of certain lobbyists -- that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want.
Cornhusker Kickback
Kristinn Taylor says that Obama claims his team had nothing to do with the Cornhusker Kickback, but Rahm Emanuel says, they did.

Hours before his embattled boss gave his first State of the Union address, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel contradicted Barack Obama’s claim made just two days before that he had nothing to do with the much maligned deal to get the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) for the Senate’s healthcare bill just before Christmas.

Speaking to ABC News’ World News Tonight anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview on Monday, Obama denied being involved in what has come to be known as the "Cornhusker Kickback"
    

SAWYER: A lot of people think you must say at the end of the day, this is not who I was in 2008, these deals with Nebraska, with Florida…

OBAMA: Let’s hold on a second, Diane.  I mean, I think that this gets into a big mush.  So let’s just clarify.  I didn’t make a bunch of deals.  There is a legislative process that is taking place in Congress and I am happy to own up to the fact that I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked.  So that’s point number one.

    
In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric on Wednesday, Emanuel flatly stated that he and the Obama administration were heavily involved in the Cornhusker Kickback as well as the other deals that provoked outrage from the public and helped Republican Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.
    

Couric:  As you know, people were pretty disgusted by deals that were made up on Capitol Hill like the one given to Ben Nelson to win his support.  If the White House was so involved, was this done with your blessing?  But…

Emanuel:  Look, we were involved in the legislation all the way through.

Couric:  Were you involved in that?

Emanuel:  Yeah. I’m not gonna go through all of it…

Couric:  But in the Ben Nelson deal?

Emanuel:  We were helpful in getting the bill off the Senate floor.  And in retrospect the things -- as I said to you just earlier, things you woulda done different.

    
To repeat what Obama told Diane Sawyer about the Cornhusker Kickback:
    

So let’s just clarify.  I didn’t make a bunch of deals.  There is a legislative process that is taking place in Congress and I am happy to own up to the fact that I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked.

    
The mainstream media has thus far ignored Obama being exposed as a liar by his own chief of staff.  A few conservative outlets have noted a Washington Post article from December 20, 2009 that reported the involvement of Emanuel and other White House staff in the Senate negotiations.  With Emanuel himself confirming the Obama administration’s involvement with the Cornhusker Kickback, Obama has some explaining to do.  Well, he would if he were a Republican president.

Many believe that holding the Congressional negotiations on ObamaCare in the White House, with members of the Executive branch involved, violated the constitutional concept of separation of powers.
Obama's Defining Lie
Terence P. Jeffrey says history will remember how often and how adamantly Barack Obama insisted that the socialized medicine law he signed last week would reduce the federal deficit.  It will be his defining lie.

"This legislation will also lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing our deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades," Obama said when he signed the bill on March 23.  "It is paid for; it is fiscally responsible."

Two days later, he repeated the claim at the University of Iowa.  "Costs will come down for families and businesses and the federal government, reducing our deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next two decades," he said.

Americans wisely do not believe him.  A Gallup poll released on Tuesday asked people whether the federal budget deficit would "get better, not change or get worse" as a result of ObamaCare.  Sixty-one percent said it would get worse, and 14 percent said it would not change.

Continue reading here . . .
Obama Lied About Keeping Existing Health Coverage
Noel Sheppard reminds us to remember all those promises Obama made assuring Americans that they'd be able to keep their current healthcare plans under reform legislation he was championing?

Well, the New York Times reported Sunday that could come at a huge additional cost to many that may be impractical.  Much more surprising is the Times pointed out that this wasn't what Obama promised.

Although none of the following will shock those intelligent enough to see through the bait and switch as it was occurring, those in the media that aided and abetted this scam should be deeply ashamed:
    

As the Obama administration begins to enact the new national health care law, the country's biggest insurers are promoting affordable plans with reduced premiums that require participants to use a narrower selection of doctors or hospitals.

The plans, being tested in places like San Diego, New York and Chicago, are likely to appeal especially to small businesses that already provide insurance to their employees, but are concerned about the ever-spiraling cost of coverage.

But large employers, as well, are starting to show some interest, and insurers and consultants expect that, over time, businesses of all sizes will gravitate toward these plans in an effort to cut costs.

The tradeoff, they say, is that more Americans will be asked to pay higher prices for the privilege of choosing or keeping their own doctors if they are outside the new networks.  That could come as a surprise to many who remember the repeated assurances from Obama and other officials that consumers would retain a variety of health-care choices.

But companies may be able to reduce their premiums by as much as 15 percent, the insurers say, by offering the more limited plans.

    
Indeed.

As opponents of this awful legislation regularly informed the citizenry, costs would certainly rise producing a condition where folks would have to pay more if they wanted to keep their existing coverage.

Obama and his Party promised otherwise, and their minions in the ObamaMedia assisted in making the sale to the American people.  Of course, and not surprisingly, the New York Times was part of the syndicate misrepresenting the facts.

Are their consciences being cleared by telling their readers the truth months later as the legislation they helped pass begins to take hold?
Obama: We Knew Health Costs Would Go Up
Mike Lillis says Obama defended the Democrats' healthcare law, saying the enormous expansion of insurance coverage made an increase in healthcare spending inevitable.

"As a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people healthcare, at the margins that's going to increase our costs -- we knew that," Obama told reporters during a White House press conference.
    

"We didn't think that we were going to cover 30 million people for free."

    
Obama was responding to questions about new cost projections, crunched by economists at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), revealing the nation's healthcare spending, as a share of the economy, will be 3 percentage points higher in 2019 than estimated before the law was passed.

That CMS report, published Thursday in the journal Health Affairs, also revealed healthcare spending will grow by an average of 6.3 percent each year over the next decade, whereas pre-reform projections pegged annual growth at 6.1 percent.

Republicans have latched onto the figures as evidence that the new reform law has failed in one of its central purposes: to bend the health cost curve down to sustainable levels.

But Obama rejected those criticisms, arguing his pitch for reform included warning that the process would be a long one.  Obama said:
    

"I said at the time it wasn't going to happen tomorrow, it wasn't going to happen next year.  It took us decades to get into a position where our health care costs were going up 6, 7, 10 percent a year.  And so our goal is to slowly bring down those costs."

    
Obama has at least one statistic working in his favor: CMS says the annual rise in health spending between 2015 and 2019 -- after the enormous insurance expansion of 2014 -- will average less than the agency estimated pre-reform.

It's not as low as he wants, Obama said Friday.  But it's getting there.

"If we can get -- instead of healthcare costs going up 6 percent a year -- it's going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we've made huge progress," he said.

Obama and the Democrats knew this all along.  They were lying to the American people for the past year and a half, telling us it will reduce costs.
Obama Tries To Quash Death Panel Talk
Jim Hoft says the Obama propaganda department shifted into high gear after The New York Times reported this week that the death panels were recently inserted back into ObamaCare.  The Hill reported:
    

The Obama administration is trying to quiet talk about so-called "death panels" after The New York Times reported Sunday that a new Medicare regulation includes incentives for end-of-life-care planning.

The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times.  A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans accused the administration of withholding care from the sick, elderly and disabled.

However, an administration spokesman said the regulation, which is less specific than the reform law’s draft language, is actually a continuation of a policy enacted under former President George W. Bush.

"The only thing new here is a regulation allowing the discussions … to happen in the context of the new annual wellness visit created by [ObamaCare]," Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin told The Wall Street Journal.

In 2003, Medicare added a consultation visit for seniors new to the program, according to the Journal. Another 2008 law, enacted under Bush, said the visit can include "end-of-life" planning discussions.

Sarah Palin, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, sparked controversy last summer when she said the reform law’s end-of-life provision would create "death panels," in which "government bureaucrats" would decide who receives care.

    
 

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