Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty…Ronald Reagan
The Washington Times has a picture of Obama calling for bi-patrisan support for his Health Care Bill.
Either Obama is the least informed president we have ever had, or he is a man of deception and you cannot believe anything he says. I suspect it is the latter.
It is a wonder any Democrats, except for the leftist idealogs who would follow Obama to the gates of He**! Despite repeated motions by Republican members of the committee that is voting on the Baucus bill, to publish the text of the bill. The committee and I suspect the whole Senate will be voting on synopsis of the over 1000 page bill that was crafted by four Obama members of a secret group that is kept secret from all but the group of four , Obama and selected beaurocrats.
This is a bill that was crafted in secret and will be voted on before anyone gets to read the complete bill, as was the case in the almost 800 billion dollar Stimulus package.People who agree to this deception are not upholding their Constitutional obligation as elected officials who supposedly represent those who voted them into their “princely” office!
According to the report just released by the Congressional Budget Office, the bill will cost roughly $829 billion over the next 10 years. And, significantly, it is even projected to reduce the budget deficit over 10 years by $81 billion. Of course, both those numbers are misleading.
as the CBO noted, there’s no actual Baucus bill, just some “conceptual language.” Actual language, CBO noted, might result in “significant changes” in its estimates. No wonder Democratic congressional leaders killed requirements that the actual language be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before Congress votes.
More significant is the number most publications did not put in their headlines and lead paragraphs: CBO’s estimate that the Baucus “conceptual language” would increase federal spending by $829 billion over 10 years. So how do you increase federal spending and cut the deficit at the same time?
One way is taxes. The Baucus conceptual language includes a tax on high-cost insurance plans ($210 billion), penalties for not having insurance ($27 billion) and “indirect offsets” (whatever they are — $83 billion)!
And if that is not enough to convince you. Consider the fact that under the Democratic bills, federal tax credits to help make health insurance affordable for millions of low- and middle-income households won’t start flowing until 2013. After the next presidential election. But Medicare cuts and a sizable chunk of the tax increases to pay for the overhaul kick in immediately.So much for Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on the midle class!
The $829 billion cost is for the next 10 years, 2010-2019, but the most expensive provisions of the bill don’t take effect until July of 2013. The cost over the bill’s first 10 years of actual operation is closer to $1.3 trillion. This a clear attempt by Obama and the Democrats to decieve the public! It must be voted DOWN!
We all know Obama is a great speaker as long as he has a teleprompter, but he is anything but the open and transparent president he promised he would be in his campaign speeches.
A good example of Obam’s deceptive nature is the fact that he knew tbe day before he chaired the UN Security Council, that Iran had built anothr uranium enrichment facility. But even though Irans dictator was sitting at the table Obama did not take the opportunity to bring up the subject. No, he proceeded as though nothing was changed in Iran and passed a non-binding resolution relating to nuclear disarmament!
He waited until he was at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburg to reveal what he knew long before his announcement. How can you trust a man who picks and chooses when he will , if ever,reveal important information that the voting public has a right to know in a timely basis.
And the dim ligt bulb from San Francisco that is holding on tightly to the Speakers position in the House, let the cat out of the bag last week, when she said a Value Added tax was on the “drawing board’! A tax that applies to all items bought by all econonomic classes, especially the poor!