It has come to this.
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You know things are bad when the public outcry over the president’s signature legislation is so strong that it forces the Democrats in the media to report the facts – even though it reflects negatively on the president they’ve been protecting for five years.
Apparently, we now have a national crisis that affects a majority of us: Obamacare. Countless Americans are finding out every day that the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in reality quite unaffordable.
Unlike the IRS or NSA scandals, unlike Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and a dozen others, the new health care law hits many working Americans because it’s a tax.
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There are Democrats calling it “a disaster.”
I’ve not often had the opportunity to give credit to some in the media; so I’m thrilled to say “Thanks for doing your job” to those it pertains to.
According to CBS’ 60 Minutes report:
Americans are being surprised, not only that they are being booted off their current plans, but at how much they’re being asked to pay for new ones… and now cancellation notices from insurance companies followed by sticker shock over higher prices for the new plans. It’s directly at odds with repeated assurances from the president, who has said “if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you.”
Translation: President Obama lied. Do you really think he had no idea what was in the law or how it would affect the people? From 2009 through 2012, he was constantly campaigning, selling his health care plan and claiming that people could keep their doctors and insurance.
Our sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.
It has to be bad when far-left comedian Jon Stewart grilled HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the problems with the ACA website and now proceeds to mock Obama’s promises that it will get fixed immediately.
Kathleen Sebelius even admitted that the roll-out has been “a debacle.” But during her testimony on Capitol hill this week, Sebelius spent a large portion of the hearing trying to defend the website, refusing to say if it has security problems, and providing “answers that showed a lack of understanding of the law she is charged with implementing.”
It has to be bad when even CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported evidence that the White House was pressuring Insurance companies to not criticize Obamacare. Isn’t this bullying? Sources revealed the WH telling insurance executives to keep quiet about the problems.
My question is: WHY didn’t they do it right in the first place? They’re now wasting even more taxpayer money to repair what the Democrats pushed on us due to ideology (and made a mess of due to incompetence.)
A Florida phone bank operator was fired for talking to Sean Hannity on the air about the difficulties Obamacare customers were having with the system. Earline Davis recounted the story on Hannity and, fortunately, already has a better job.
Even the Washington Post gave Obama’s remarks the lowest possible whopper rating, Four Pinocchio’s, for saying that people can keep their health insurance and that“No one will take it away, no matter what.”
Chuck Todd on MSNBC – you read that right – said that Obama’s faulty claim “relied on insurance companies’ compliance and was made even worse by the fact that the administration knew as early as 2010 that it would not be the case.”
White House Spokesman Jay Carney finally had to admit that it’s true: under Obamacare, some Americans won’t be able to keep their health care plans. Most of us knew this, but it’s nice to hear some admissions.
And – you know it’s bad when atheist and progressive Bill Maher said “I don’t think Obama should have lied to people.”
What did the president know? And when did he know it? Expect the circus of chaos and corruption to continue. If this keeps up, however, liberals, progressives, and the socialist agenda could take a major hit in America.
God knows we deserve accurate information from the press. How will the media report the facts about Obamacare from this point forward?
We simply want more truth and less bias. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
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