Monday, September 14, 2009

Which Is It? Because somebody here is a fool

Either Obama is a fool and he believes his own numbers (in which case someone is lying to him) or he thinks the American people are fools and thinks they will believe his lies (in which case he is lying to us). In any case, there's a whole lot of lyin' going on. That brings to mind a good tee-shirt slogan: Joe Wilson Was Right.

Obama continues to push his ridiculous theme about the method he will use to pay for the health care bill. He will "save" us money by scrapping our broken system, the best health care system in the world, and giving us in its place ObamaCare so that we can be on a par with other third-rate health care systems around the world. He said it last Wednesday night, and he said it again over the weekend, that he will realize a four trillion dollar savings "over the long term"--from a health industry that generates 2.3 trillion each year.
And as I have said over and over again, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – period. This plan will be paid for. The middle-class will realize greater security, not higher taxes. And if we can successfully slow the growth of health care costs by just one-tenth of one percent each year, it will actually reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the long term.
So how long is Obama's "long term"? Over at HotAir, Ed Morrissey has put a real math guy on this problem. Morrissey says, using very generous interest figures, and assuming the savings don't get spent on anything else (hahahahahahaha), Obama will see his deficit reduced by $4 trillion by the year 2085. Whew, and I thought this health care plan thingy was going to cost us money. Morrissey calls this "faith-based math." Heh.

"As I have said over and over again ["repeatedly," yeah we get it], I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits"--which is Obama's version of the Big Lie. I remember this propaganda technique being explained by Miss Glee in my Seventh Grade social studies class: If a student came bouncing into class and told Miss Glee with a smile on his face that the tires on her car had been slashed, she wouldn't believe him because it's a small, obvious lie (well, that was over 40 years ago; if a student did that today, the teacher might believe him--but I digress). However, if the principal came to the classroom with a long, scary face and whispered into Miss Glee's ear that the campus police had found a bomb in the parking lot, of course she would believe him, since no principal would tell such a colossal lie.

Evidently Obama is hoping that by making his lie big enough, we will believe him and pass his health care bill. I'm thinking ObamaTeam has gone to that well once too often already. The "hope" part of Hope and Change was the biggest lie of all. Enough people believed that whopper to put the guy into office, but we're not gonna let him do it to us again.

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