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Obama's Euphemism For Socialized
|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
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.
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
Four: A public plan won't be a Trojan horse for a single-payer monopoly.
• Lie Five:
Patients don't have to fear rationing.
here to read the details . . .
|Obama Unaccustomed To Having His
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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|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
"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.
| 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.
now, of course, the Democrats are planning to use of just such a
"Nuclear Option" to ram ObamaCare through.
|Lies About ObamaCare
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
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.
says that Obama claims his team had nothing to do with the
Cornhusker Kickback, but Rahm Emanuel says, they did.
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
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
Couric: Were you involved in that?
Emanuel: Yeah. I’m not gonna go through all of it…
Couric: But in the Ben Nelson deal?
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
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
|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
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.
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.
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|Obama Lied About Keeping Existing Health
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
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.
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.
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
But companies may be able to reduce
their premiums by as much as 15 percent, the insurers say, by
offering the more limited plans.
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.
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
"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
"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
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.
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.
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 defended the Democrats' healthcare law, saying the enormous
expansion of insurance coverage made an increase in healthcare spending
|Obama Tries To Quash Death Panel Talk
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
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.
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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