Obama's Big Deceptionby Gerri Willis
As we've been reporting on our show, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling on Obamacare this Thursday.
The President says he's “confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld,” meaning the High Court will uphold it because he says it's the right thing to do.
But the American people disagree. A new Reuters poll shows 56% of people are against the health-care overhaul. Among independents, that number is much higher, 73%!
It's easy to see why public opinion is solidly against it.
People are beginning to realize they were sold a bill of goods - none of which is turning out to be true.
As we wait for the justices' decision, it's important to remember many of the deceptions and accounting tricks that got us to where we are today.
Remember then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying this when Democrats were trying to gain up support for the bill's passage:
“We have to pass the bill so that you can – uh - find out what's in it, away from the fog of controversy.”
The fog has lifted and we know exactly what's in it. Here were the main selling points on Obamacare:
First, it would bring down the cost of health care. The President said families would save on average $2,500 a year on their premiums.
We now know that's not the case.
According to the “Kaiser Family Foundation,” Obamacare has already increased the cost of health care even though most of the law hasn't even gone into effect. Kaiser says 6 out of 10 Americans will see their premiums go up with the average cost for families being $1300 a year.
Costs going up, not down.
Here's the second big lie. You can keep your own insurance and doctor... remember when Obama said this?
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
The latest report from “The Congressional Budget Office” and “The Joint Committee on Taxation” says up to 20 million Americans could lose their employer-provided health insurance - a direct result of Obamacare.
The other big lie was the price-tag.
The CBO says the health-care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade - that's double what the President said it would cost. He's off by about $800 billion - not even close enough for government work.
We were even promised Obamacare would cut the deficit! Harry Reid said it wouldn't add a dime to the deficit! There are many more of course… including the 'no new taxes' pledge.
The Supreme Court decides on Thursday if Obamacare lives or dies.
Until then, I agree with Vice President Joe Biden when he said,
“This is a big f**king deal.”
That's just the problem – it is big, and the American people can't afford it and don't want it.