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Kyle Becker at Conservative Daily News has put together a list of 1,001 reasons, the complete edition, to vote against Barack Obama and his quest for a second term. The list begins with number 1. The man started his presidency off with a bang by botching his oath of office. and continues for one thousand more reasons. You can have fun with this all day long, but don’t share it with a liberal, who might have apoplexy, but would probably call you racist.
Filed under: Capitalism, Health Care, Law, Politics, The Constitution | Tags: Broken Promises, Misleading the People, Obamacare
President Obama’s Promises — Under the Presidential Bus
President Obama said “If you misrepresent what is in this [health care] plan, we will call you out.” So we’re calling him out.
PROMISE: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”
UNDER THE BUS; Research shows that as many as 30 percent of employers will dump their employees out of their existing health care coverage. New coverage mandates are forcing plans to change, even for those who have moral objections.
PROMISE: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”
UNDER THE BUS: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that the deficit reduction associated with PPACA is based on budget gimmicks, sleights of hand, accounting tricks, and completely implausible assumptions. The new law is actually a trillion-dollar budget buster.
PROMISE: “I will protect Medicare”
UNDER THE BUS: Medicare costs are to be held down by severe cuts in payments to physicians and other medical suppliers. Taxes on makers of medical equipment will reduce availability, and the Independent Pay Advisory Board will decide what tests will be available. Bureaucrats will decide if operations will be available or only palliative care.
PROMISE: “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.
UNDER THE BUS: Heritage lists 12 ways that ObamaCare will increase premiums instead of reducing health care costs, like allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ coverage and offer preventive services with no cost sharing.
PROMISE: “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”
UNDER THE BUS: A list of new taxes and tax hikes shows an increase of more than $500 billion in 10 years. The 2.3 percent tax on manufacturers and importers of medical devices will raise $20 billion between 2010 and 2019.
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Energy, Freedom, Health Care, Law, Politics | Tags: Broken Promises, Free Markets and Free People, There is No Perfection
If you haven’t voted yet, you might want to read these pieces before you do. This election is about far more than the parlous state of the economy and the dismal job situation. Although those factors alone should have you running to the polls.
Behind the foolish wasted stimulus, and the regulatory nightmare that has American business sitting on their hands and their potential for hiring and expansion; is a worldview that is founded on the notion that experts in the state can, by rational improvisation and enlightened regulation, improve human nature and behavior to create a more perfect world. We’ve seen this brave new world many times before, and seen the destruction it leaves behind. Professor Bruce Thornton writes on “What This Election Is About: The Free Individual versus the Overpowering State.”
Adam Brodsky addresses “An endless string of broken promises.” There’s one big reason Democrats face disaster Tuesday. They’ve done almost nothing in the last two years to make anyone — left or right — want to vote for them. In 2008, recall, they made grand promises — to their base and to the center. They raised hopes through the roof.
Once in power, they kept virtually none of those vows. Instead, they took a whole different path —one neither side liked. Now they’re reaping the whirlwind. So what’s their game plan? Rinse and repeat.
That’s right. President Obama and fellow Dems are again promising “change” — after the elections. They failed the first time. They will again.