American Elephants

Misstatement, Disinformation, Prevarication, Falsehood, Whopper, Fabrication, Invention, There Are a Lot of Different Words for a Lie. by The Elephant's Child
August 10, 2009, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Health Care | Tags: , , ,

Oh my!  You must see this video.  I cannot post it here because our format won’t accept this kind of video.  But you will find “The Mother of All ObamaCare Lies” here. Some insist that the pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class is a larger lie, and they have a point.  But this video is particularly devastating, and you can decide which is the bigger whopper.

Congress is completely out-of-control.  They are our representatives.  They take an oath to represent us and to defend the Constitution.  Freedom of speech refers to political speech.  And it’s free even when it is loud or shouted.  Diane Feinstein had some old folks who came to her office arrested.  Proponents of ObamaCare have called those who are opposed and trying to be heard, Nazis, un-American, mobs and worse. Some have been attacked.

President Obama made this arrogant, outrageous remark:

But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking.  I want them to  get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.  I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.

Whatever it is, it’s always someone else’s fault.   Obama will accept responsibility only after everyone understands that he is there to fix things that were someone else’s fault.  He takes no responsibility for his time served in the U.S. Senate or his votes there.  And to prove his respect for the Constitution, he has called out the union thugs of SEIU to show up at events and control beat up those who are raising questions.  His “Town Hall” events are filled only with supporters, so there will be no dissent.

Charles Krauthamer addresses ObamaCare strictly on the facts:

[T]oday’s ruling Democrats propose to fix our extremely high-quality (but inefficient and therefore expensive) health-care system with 1,000 pages of additional curlicued complexity — employer mandates individual mandates, insurance company mandates, allocation formulas, political payoffs and myriad other conjured regulations and interventions — with the promise that this massive concoction will lower costs.

This is all quite mad.  It creates a Rube Goldberg system that simply multiplies the current inefficiencies and arbitrariness, thus producing staggering deficits with less choice and lower-quality care.  That’s why the administration can’t sell ObamaCare.

As far as I can tell, the people who are trying to sell this wretched plan have very little understanding of what is in the bill and what the consequences are.  It is not about health care, it is about control.  That’s why, instead of an open debate, they are so intent on shutting down anyone who disagrees.  That’s why, instead of encouraging discussion,  posting committee meetings on C-span, and posting the bill on the internet, they are hiring  “organized communities” to bully people into acceptance — $10-$15 an hour.  You just have to memorize the script.  You don’t really have to understand anything about it — not anything at all.

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