Media’s cheerleaders yawn as president cons U.S.


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President Barack Obama and his friends in Congress are running multiple con jobs in the nation’s capital, but don’t expect to hear about it from most of the homers for Big Government in the liberal media.

Just as some sports reporters never say anything bad about the home team, too many journalists see no evil at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue these days. Take the health care debate. Obama has made all sorts of ridiculous claims about his health care reform proposal, most prominently that, unless you’re rich, your health insurance costs won’t go up.

At the center of this particular con is the public-option issue. Will there be a government health insurance option to compete with those offered by private companies, as favored by Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco?

Growing public opposition means there probably won’t be such an option, but here’s the con: Even without it, Obamacare will include an individual mandate, a government requirement that everybody buys health insurance.

Read More: By Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner


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