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Obama’s Top Three Health Care Campaign Lies

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Lie Number 1: I Won’t Tax Your Health Benefits

    Obama ally Sen. Max Baucus told the Washington Post that Obama is now willing to tax employer-provided health benefits. Baucus said: “Yeah, it’s something that he might consider. That was discussed. It’s on the table.”

    Lie Number 2: I Won’t Force You to Buy Health Insurance

    President Obama sent a letter to Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy and Max Baucus yesterday that says—using the new code word “responsibility” to refer to the same kind of mandate he slammed in Hillary’s plan:

    “I understand the Committees are moving towards a principle of shared responsibility — making every American responsible for having health insurance coverage, and asking that employers share in the cost. I share the goal of ending lapses and gaps in coverage that make us less healthy and drive up everyone’s costs, and I am open to your ideas on shared responsibility.”

    Lie Number 3: If You Aren’t Rich, I Won’t Raise Your Taxes

    Well, it’s hard to keep up because new ideas are floated every day, but they all would involve taxing people who make less than $250,000. In fact, even his income tax hikes for the rich have now been dropped down to start at $235,000. Then there’s the soft drink excise tax, the cap-and-trade energy taxes, and most recently the VAT, a form of national sales tax. And of course the tax on health benefits I mentioned above would also break the only-tax-the-rich pledge.

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  2. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    This is one of the most incredibly dangerous legislative ideas to come down the pike in a long time.

    I guess "freedom" means nothing anymore. We're gonna be forced to buy health insurance. And the eventuality is a government monopoly.

    This ignores foundations our country was built upon; it ignores everything we know about government monopolies and competition; and it ignores the abject fiduciary stupidity of the fascist Obama administration.