"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bait & Switch? Keep Your Eyes Open And Stay Focused On The Issues

Three months ago, Obama was trying to sell the lie that 47 million people in America were without Health Insurance, and the new government health care plan would take care of that "problem". A month or so ago, Obama spoke to the joint congress and mentioned that there were 30 million uninsured - a "problem" which his new health care plan would take care of. Notice the drop of about 17 million uninsured? Hmmm, I guess Obama finally realized that illegal aliens were not Americans and the practice of trying to insure them was an unpopular one. Now comes the Baucus bill. It's at least the fourth health care bill from congress, but this one is touted as "the bill". It's "only" going to cost us about 800+ billion over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). But here's the kicker. The CBO also says that by 2019 there will still be about 25 million uninsured that this bill will not reach. Now, my math may be fuzzy, but it sounds to me like we're going to spend nearly a trillion dollars over the next 10 years to insure 5 million people. What a deal! That equates to $20,0000.00/year per insured. Wait a minute, that's not a deal, it's a scam!! Well, like a lot of other Americans, I'm not buying what they're trying to sell. Wake Up America!

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