Saturday, August 7, 2010

November 2010

ObamaCare: The sum of all fears

Mary Katharine Ham of the Weekly Standard and Townhall’s political editor Guy Benson write a devastating expose on the healthcare reform package showing what was promised and what actually was delivered. I hope you read it.

The facts now prove there was plenty to fear in good faith.

#1: If you are satisfied with your existing health care arrangement, you can keep it.

Promise #2: Reform will lower America’s health care spending.

Promise #3: Reform will lower Americans’ health care premiums.

Promise #4: Obamacare will not lead to a doctor shortage, or escalate the primary-care physician shortfall.

Promise #5: There will be no government rationing of medical care.

Promise #6: “The firm pledge” – Ninety-five percent of Americans will not see any form of tax increase because of Obamacare (or anything else).

Promise #7: Health care reform won’t add “a single dime” to the deficit—and will actually cut it.

Promise #8: Health care reform will help businesses—employers and employees, alike.

Promise #9: Obamacare will not allow for funding of abortions with taxpayer money.

Promise #10: Obamacare will not only satisfy each of the promises above, but satisfy all of them at the same time with virtually no downsides


All of these were promised and all of these promises were broken.

The Democrats Birther Strategy

As the midterms approach is becomes more evident the Democrats can't run on their record so they will try to distract the American people. The Birther controversy is their way to try and influence the voters in the middle by trying to say those opposed to Obama are "crazy."

But it doesn't seem to be working.

According to a CNN Poll, only 42% of Americans believe that Obama "definitely" was born in the U.S.

Put differently, 58% are not certain, or believe otherwise. (The other results were 29% probably born in U.S., 16% probably born elsewhere, and 11% definitely born elsewhere, with 2% having no opinion.)

The results, predictably, where higher among Republicans that Obama was not born here, and lower among Democrats. But among independents, the numbers pretty closely tracked the overall numbers, with the exception that only 37% said Obama definitely was born here.

So it seems the independents or at least 63% of them don't consider "birthers" to be crazy.

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