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Friday, September 18, 2009

Just ask any Obama idolater ...

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“Obama said he would largely solve the insoluble cost problem of Obamacare by eliminating "hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud" from Medicare. That's not a lie. That's not even deception. That's just an insult to our intelligence. Waste, fraud and abuse [...] as the all-purpose piggy bank for budget savings has been a joke since Jimmy Carter first used it in 1977. Moreover, if half a trillion is waiting to be squeezed painlessly out of Medicare, why wait for health care reform? If, as Obama repeatedly insists, Medicare overspending is breaking the budget, why hasn't he gotten started on the painless billions in "waste and fraud" savings?

Obama doesn't lie. He merely elides, gliding from one dubious assertion to another. This has been the story throughout his whole health care crusade. Its original premise was that our current financial crisis was rooted in neglect of three things -- energy, education and health care. That transparent attempt to exploit [Rahm-it-up-your-ass] Emanuel's Law -- a crisis is a terrible thing to waste -- failed for health care because no one is stupid enough to believe that the 2008 financial collapse was caused by a lack of universal health care.” [emphasis added]
— ‘Charles Krauthammer, September 18, 2009,’
Charles Krauthammer speaks the truth, but even Charles, as anyone else who has reached the point of unconstrained exasperation, can't help the occasional hyperbole for emphasis.

Sorry Charles, but, unfortunately, there are tens of millions who are "stupid enough to believe that the 2008 financial collapse was caused by a lack of universal health care". Just ask any Obama idolater. Sigh.

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