Letter: Lies told selling Obamacare
"Premiums will drop $2,500" and "If you like your healthcare you can keep it."
Sound familiar? Both were used successfully to perpetrate the biggest fraud on the American public ever. And both were absolute, never-going-to-happen, out-and-out lies. It passed with the support of the lemmings trio -- the 4th District Congressman and his two cohorts in the Senate. Like Voldermort, I will not use their names.
This President had one goal in mind he was never shy about -- single payer socialist-style healthcare provided by the government. I always took him at his word. He said he was going to fundamentally change America. Those words frightened me. Obama has been successful in changing our country, for the worse.
The new normal it's called. Fifty million on food stamps. The smallest workforce since Jimmy Carter. A record nine million receiving social security disability payments and an unemployment above 7 percent for his entire term. This stat has become irrelevant because more than 70 percent of new jobs in 2013 are part-time jobs. The workers are not collecting unemployment, so the rate drops. But they also are not fully employed. Hours of full-time workers dropped to below 30 hours because of Obamacare. We have become an international joke. Obama's inexperience has driven Vlad Putin to the ranks of a diplomat. Hard to do to a former KGB member. B.O. did it. He draws red lines and then gets just one country to join him to cross it. He is willing to negotiate with Iran and supports the Muslim Brotherhood but won't talk with Republicans in the House. And the media rolls over like a love-starved puppy looking to get their bellies scratched.
Today I received a letter from my health insurer, Anthem, telling me they would no longer offer me the plan I have had for about 15 years. They suggest I go to the exchange. This was the plan Barack said I could keep if I liked it. Why would he lie? Clearly, Obamacare and its mandates eliminated this plan. The new plan? It won't cost $2,500 less than my current one, that's for sure. The fact is, since Obama has been President, my premiums have risen 60 percent. The exchange premiums will raise these numbers 3,000 to 4,000, or another 15 percent. I assume these two "promises" mentioned above were relied on heavily by those foolish enough to believe them to be true in the first place.
So at what point do we call a liar out on his lies? At what point do the coconspirators confess their guilt for forcing this behemoth of a legislation on us, one that does not come with fulfilled promises but does come with 16,000 IRS agents ready to track you down, unless of course you are an illegal immigrant, then you may pass go and collect all the largesse this, used-to-be-great country has to offer. November 2014 will be our turn, and payback is a bitch.