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Obamacare was not a gamble we could afford?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/27 14:04:03

Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) referred to her vote for Nancy Pelosi’s Obamacare as a “big gamble”

How did what was supposed to be their biggest public policy achievement turn into such a public policy disaster?

The warning signs were there.

On one hand, President Barack Obama was labeling this as a “reform” bill that would “bring down premiums” and make “health care more affordable.” He forcefully said that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

Well, two years later, the American people have discovered what was in the bill:

● $2.6 trillion: The true cost of Obamacare once fully implemented (Source: Congressional Budget Office [CBO])

● $575 billion: Medicare cuts in Obamacare (Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS])

● $525 billion: Taxes raised in Obamacare (Source: CBO)

● $401 billion: Increase in federal entitlement spending from Obamacare (Source: CBO)

● $145 billion: Cost of Obamacare cuts to Medicare Advantage (Source: CMS)

● $4.5 billion: Tax on retirees’ prescription drug plans (Source: JCT)

● 78 million: Americans forced to find other sources of health insurance (Source: Kaiser Health News)

● 6 million: Retirees that will lose prescription drug coverage (Source: CMS)

It’s clear that this was a gamble that the American people couldn’t afford.

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  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/27 15:23:05
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    The arrogance of the Democrats during the ramming of this garbage legislation down our throats is appaling. I notice how they have exempted themselves from this POS bill they had to pass just so we could see what was in it.
  • God ble... Bill G5... 2012/06/27 20:50:32 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    all politicians are this way though? Not just the democrats.

    I once was a democrat until Hillary revealed Obama was lying about being a christian and is truly a muslim. Islam/shari'a loves to enslave/own everyone. I wish she had been far braver and gone all the way with the truth to the American public about him. She, like so many though, seemed to be too worried about how she might " look " to the donkey party , thus causing the absolute complete truth to be thrust into the background so she could keep some power for herself. And now , of course, one can always locate pictures of her hypocrisy/betrayal toward her own gender by her wearing of the shroud of islam/shari'a over her head in obedience to muslims who still own females.. children .. slaves.. all non muslims.. etc etc etc ( shari'a/islam )

    Politicians are mainly concerned with what affects them directly ( raising taxes lets them vote themselves larger benefits and splurges and perks , and laws they enact which they are not subject to allow them to abuse employees ( M. Lewinski comes to mind ) while if others did that ???

    It is very sad to note .. that in human history.. men .. who have always run all of this for the rest of the planet... remain in power ( might makes right eh? ) over all , females, children, ...





    all politicians are this way though? Not just the democrats.

    I once was a democrat until Hillary revealed Obama was lying about being a christian and is truly a muslim. Islam/shari'a loves to enslave/own everyone. I wish she had been far braver and gone all the way with the truth to the American public about him. She, like so many though, seemed to be too worried about how she might " look " to the donkey party , thus causing the absolute complete truth to be thrust into the background so she could keep some power for herself. And now , of course, one can always locate pictures of her hypocrisy/betrayal toward her own gender by her wearing of the shroud of islam/shari'a over her head in obedience to muslims who still own females.. children .. slaves.. all non muslims.. etc etc etc ( shari'a/islam )

    Politicians are mainly concerned with what affects them directly ( raising taxes lets them vote themselves larger benefits and splurges and perks , and laws they enact which they are not subject to allow them to abuse employees ( M. Lewinski comes to mind ) while if others did that ???

    It is very sad to note .. that in human history.. men .. who have always run all of this for the rest of the planet... remain in power ( might makes right eh? ) over all , females, children, other males ... and still the utter hypocrisy of it remains.

    This is not just a Democrat problem . This is a humanity 101 problem.

    Humanity needs desperately to learn freedom equals logic... freedom equals 1 1=2 .

    Hypocrisy is for the moronic , illogic, mal adjusted, uneducated cowards.
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  • God bless American freedom 2012/06/27 14:23:51 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    It is contemptuous that our government gambles with our future... gambles with the lives of our troops used to protect slave owners, gambles with the lives of our border patrol agents, gambles with the lives of the Mexicans across the border who may have been murdered by the criminals using guns our own AG under the instruction of the commander in chief ensured they had, gambles with our freedom , squanders our resources and money shamefully as though he is our royal king and he owns us all .

    Everything about Obama et al proves he does NOT care. I cannot believe so many people want to vote him back into office. It is madnes.
  • Reichstolz 2012/06/27 14:16:21
    Reichstolz
    +2
    It is the idiocy of the dependency party, the issue still remains, democrats think there is nothing wrong with the list of statistics you produced.
  • God ble... Reichstolz 2012/06/28 22:41:02
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    Our supreme court,, a bi-partisan effort of politicians.. has declared the health tax an actual tax.

    Can anyone say boycott? and i do mean EVERYONE in our nation. Someone else pointed out , muslims are absolutely unaffected by this new tax and are exempt , yet can legally benefit from tax dollars going into it.
  • God ble... God ble... 2012/06/28 22:47:44
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    alsoReich, Obama declared a national emergency ( june 25, 2012 whitehouse.gov ) which NO media has seen fit to announce... and is it s asurprise our "transparent " president who has legal permissions from our BI-partisan congress to shut down every kind ofnational form of comunication, inclusive of television, radio , internet, and telephone, and satellite during and presidential declared emergencies , and Obama is declarig a national emergency JUST PRIOR TO OUR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS ??

    whitehouse.gov then to heading briefing room, then to heading presidential actions, then to heading executive orders... Our transparent president declared a national emergency but failed to inform our nation... just before a national election.

    Please contact your local news media and ask why they have not seen this as news that we all as a nation need to know... and help them see one plus one does equal two.
  • Reichstolz God ble... 2012/06/29 04:10:09
    Reichstolz
    +1
    One republican does not make it bi-partisan, especially when she retired because she knew she wouldn't get re-elected.
    Boycotts don't work, unless you are saying to every single employer and employee stop paying taxes.
  • God ble... Reichstolz 2012/06/29 23:40:52 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    Reich... REPUBLICANS KNEW . I saw not one press release on this matter.

    then perhaps we need to find out how to make such a boycott work.
  • Reichstolz God ble... 2012/06/30 03:52:02
    Reichstolz
    +1
    Stop sending your taxes in to the federal government, granted they hired 16,000 more enforcement agents, but they can't jail us all.

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