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Happy Birthday Obamacare: The Lies Stand Exposed

By Washington Times

Imagine a world where politicians were forced to tell the truth and forced to put their money where their mouths are. Don't laugh. What if we simply included politicians' promises about the laws they propose right into the laws themselves? These would serve as measurable conditions for the law's survival. If the promises prove to be empty, the law would automatically expire.

Now imagine applying this standard to the most consequential law of our lifetimes: Obamacare. The president's health care takeover annexed one-sixth of the U.S. economy under direct government control, which, in turn, threatens the other five-sixths. You can't escape it. Now, three years since Obamacare was signed into law, it has become simply undeniable that it was based on deception.

Here are the worst of the Obamacare lies:

Obamacare Lie: "[N]o matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period."

Good luck with that. An alarming one-third of America's doctors are planning to retire this decade, and the rate has accelerated in the Obamacare age. What's more, with the ever-decreasing reimbursement for doctors' services, an increasing number of physicians face the grim reality that if they want to keep their doors open, they have to avoid Medicare and Medicaid. It's difficult to stay in business when the government is your partner. In the end, you cannot keep your doctor if your doctor cannot keep his practice.

Obamacare Lie: "If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."

Tell that to the 7 million Americans who, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will lose their employer-based health insurance as a direct consequence of Obamacare. Perverse financial incentives in the law actually reward companies that drop health coverage for their employees and force them into government exchanges or Medicaid.

Obamacare Lie: Obamacare will "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."

The so-called "Affordable Care Act" is neither affordable, nor do Democrats care. Administration officials now admit President Obama "misspoke" when he claimed - repeatedly - that his law would reduce your insurance costs by $2,500 a year. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that the least expensive of the government-sanctioned health plans will cost the average family of four $20,000 a year, an increase of more than $4,000 from before Obamacare. Insurance companies are less optimistic and warn Americans to brace for "rate shock" where premiums could double.

Obamacare Lie: "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital-gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

Obamacare is the inception of bad laws, with tax hikes embedded within larger tax hikes. The law contains 20 new or increased taxes on everything from tanning salons to MRI machines, each of which gives lie to the president's empty promise. It's worse, though. According to the Supreme Court, the Obamacare individual mandate, the linchpin of the law, is itself a tax and therefore, despite his promise, Mr. Obama is a court-certified tax raiser.

Obamacare Lie: Obamacare "will create 4 million jobs - 400,000 almost immediately."

Three years after former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made this wild claim, the real unemployment rate remains at a disheartening 14.3 percent. Initially, the CBO estimated that Obamacare would destroy 800,000 jobs, but this will barely scratch the surface. Perverse financial incentives will actually reward companies for reducing their workforces while burdensome new taxes and regulations encourage shipping jobs overseas.

Obamacare Lie: "I have no problem with folks saying 'Obama cares.' I do care."

No, he doesn't. No one who cares about you would lie to you so brazenly. No one who cares about your health, your finances or your job would jeopardize them all. No one who cares about you would peddle these empty promises, these lies.

Our general sense of civility compels us to avoid that word: lie. We hide behind gentle euphemisms pretending as though falsehoods are somehow innocently misspoken. Make no mistake, when politicians make false statements with the intent to deceive you, these must be called exactly what they are: lies.

The foundation of Obamacare, the justification for fundamentally remaking America along socialist lines, is a framework of undeniable lies. To call them anything less is not only a betrayal of truth, it is a betrayal of America itself.

Happy birthday, Obamacare.

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Dr. Milton R. Wolf is a radiologist and a contributor to The Washington Times.

A service of YellowBrix, Inc.

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  1. Kerry-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
    March 23, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    People believe what they want to believe, even when they know that they are being deceived. I just hope that this country can rebound from the damage that the obama is inflicting. He is in the full spirit of a Muslim Terrorist.

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    • tjhomeComment by tjhome
      March 23, 2013 @ 9:12 am

      This jerk needs to be impeached now!

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    • susieqComment by susieq
      March 23, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      Has Obama signed him and his family for this ObamaScare yet? If not, why not?

      If it is so great then why hasn’t he?

      Hmmmm…must be something inherently wrong with it…I know he lied about it – didn’t he? Thought he’d get another one over on the American public..didn’t he?

      And how about all of his other political cronies? Have they signed up yet? I know they’re beating down the door to do it…

      Does it cover Nancy’s botox? And Harry’s squinty eyes?

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  2. rolly0412Comment by rolly0412
    March 23, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    BHO will destroy his name for the chance of destroying the USA… it’s not a fair exchange! We have a lot to lose, he doesn’t.

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  3. clarkentComment by clarkent
    March 23, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    GOD, save us!

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      March 23, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      Yes, please … send a liberal-specific, fatal plague ASAP ! (Just kidding. … sort of!)

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  4. rustypatComment by rustypat
    March 23, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    The list of lies is long and thus the abominations are many.

    Obama-Nation is an Abomination
    http://www.openbible.info/topics/abomination

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  5. bna42Comment by bna42
    March 23, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    “Obamacare will “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

    A lot of these lies could be avoided IF the media would call him on the carpet and DEMAND that he explain himself. He has never been challenged on any of his lies. YES, his lies are exposed and they still stand, but no one will confront him. He uses intimidation to stifle the media.

    I don’t think the problem is that they agree with him; I think Congress and the media are AFRAID of him because he is half-black and he is a part of the corrupt Chicago political regime. Has any other president been able to violate federal laws, take over private businesses with taxpayer money, regulate companies out of business, use the EPA to push his agenda after Congress votes it down, allow U.S. citizens to be murdered without any repercussions, and circumvent Congressional oversight by refusing to be honest with them?

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  6. wildfireComment by wildfire
    March 23, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Well said Dr. Wolf! Now, try to explain that to the other 300 million willfully ignorant Americans.

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      March 23, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

      Some of them are children. If there are half adults (and I don’t know that to be the case), then there appear to be only 100 million abysmally stupid and/or evil Americans.

      Whoa! That would explain a lot!

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  7. middlegroundComment by middleground
    March 23, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Get real. No one knows who or what group pushed a person with no experience in any activity except “community organizing for the Chicago political machine” for a succession of political offices and finally the presidency. We do know Obama has a lot of hate and is very effective in preaching to those he considers his supporters. The thing that I find amazing is that with so many experts he can call on for real facts, he just makes up factoids and tells easily verified lies, like his lies on “clean energy” and his statement the US “uses 25% of the World’s energy, but has only 3% of the World’s reserves” uttered a few months before the 2012 election. Did no one tell him about fracking or was he expecting to use an edict to prohibit fracking?

    BHO claims he is an environmentalist, but what is an environmentalist? As a former executive for a major lumber company said about an anti-lumber cutting environmental group: “My company spent $250,000.00 in investigator fees trying to discover who was funding a particular anti-logging group. It was like peeling an onion, shell group after shell group until we decided we’d never find the real source of funds.” I suspect anyone investigating the last election would encounter similar difficulties, but I can only guess because of political positions that favor OPEC, the Communist international movement and China through some companies like GE. My guess is based on this administration’s dream-like energy policies and pushing the “energy efficient light bulbs made in China.” Light bulbs use inexpensive off-peak electricity because they are turned on at night, so unless we are still dreaming of electric cars needing that offpeak power, it is economically absurd.

    No one in Germany dared ask Hitler, as a “community organizer”, how he was going to pay for all the spending required to create the “German Economic Miracle”, but his first bond came due a month after his invasion of Poland and 40% of his war machine was built on seized Jewish assets. His strategy was simple: 1) offer half of Poland to Stalin and sign a nonaggression pact with the USSR knowing full well that the Communists in France and England would be torn apart in their loyalties to the Communist Party or to country and, 2) if Germany was at war, he could easily default on his loan debt. France fell in three weeks amid a flood of confused thought and militarily inappropriate actions. But in retrospect, few wanted to admit that Marshal Petain had been trying for 4 years prior to 1938 to get the French government to order “mobilization” and prepare for war, which probably would not have occurred if the politicians had followed Petain’s suggestions. All Hitler had to do was lie to a World that wanted peace and preach hate to his faithful followers against the British, the French and Wall Street Jews, even as his war machine grew in size and strength. When people want to believe, it is easy to tell them a lie that feeds their hope. I’m sure this is mentioned in Alinsky’s book on how to succeed as an organizer.

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      March 23, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

      An environmentalist wouldn’t sign an Executive Order allowing the hunting of two endangered species, the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle. Which Obama did, just before Thanksgiving of 2012. Guess some people had Golden Eagle for Thanksgiving dinner last year, not boring old turkey.

      And the new horse slaughterhouses (he lifted the ban on horse slaughterhouses in the US with another EO) will be coming online just in time to handle America’s wild horses, which the BLM is stepping up the capture of so that the welfare ranchers can have the horses’ grazing for their livestock – free.

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  8. guidoComment by guido
    March 23, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    I think “Obamacare” should be renamed “Obamadoesn’tcare”

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  9. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    March 23, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    Things might get real interesting in early 2014, when many, many businesses cut their employees hours, layoff employees, or stop buying their employees health insurance for them, due to the requirements and high costs of Obamacare. That will be about the same time that Obamacare will mandate that everyone who is not covered by healthcare, will have to buy their own health insurance or be fined by the IRS. The combination of reduced or lost wages, combined with the mandatory requirement of having to buy your own healthcare, or pay the fine, will certainly generate real financial pain, and some very hard feelings with the citizenry toward those who’ve foisted this train wreck upon us. Particularly with those who’ve believed Obama’s lies and didn’t see it coming!

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      March 23, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

      “Particularly with those who’ve believed Obama’s lies and didn’t see it coming!”

      They have NO ONE to blame but themselves. There were many clear-thinking individuals who were trying to sound the alarm, but these people chose to ignore them, marginalize and discredit them, and so the only thing left for them is suffer the pain. However, the pain may be on someone other than them.

      You must realize that all these people with lowered incomes, reduced working hours, etc. will all be insured under Obama’s expansion of MEDICAID and the taxpayers will be paying for these people to be covered with NO cost or very little cost to themselves.

      With one idiotic law Obama has accomplished his dream of reducing the U.S. to third-world status. Yet the Democrats in Congress are all as idiotic as Obama and they refuse to let the law be repealed, so remember that when the 2014 mid-term election arrives.

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  10. rosechComment by rosech
    March 23, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    First of all Obama is a white man, some arab blood and a smidgen of black blood, so I did not feel obliged to vote him by color, so I didn’t vote for him at all because of his rhetoric and nothing about his background except for a “present” once in a while in the IL legislature. Lived/worked under socialism and spouse escaped nazism and communism, so we did not vote for this non-entity. Those who did not won’t admit they voted for him, but they are complaining about now about higher payroll taxes, Obamacare, the rich being taxed, etc. Stupid is as stupid does, and they were purely stupid along being entranced by a top grade scammer and they are still not apologizing to the rest of us for the damage they have incurred on us and America. Pox on them! Obama is a great puppet, a lousy speaker, and with no documentation as to his actual education and graduation, he probably didn’t even get out of high school, but his “handlers” have pushed him to the top job as their takeover America plan, and so many have fallen for this and it makes me afraid and what the rest of us may have to do to regain control of OUR country and laws.

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  11. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    March 23, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Sadly, people believe what they want to believe, and Democrats and Liberals are the MOST self-deluded people on earth. It’s the only way they can keep believing the BS that is being peddled by “their” party and “their” President!

    It was obvious to ANYBODY with the brains of a flea that everything Obama “promised” about this God-awful law was a lie, or at BEST a half-truth that concealed a lie at its heart. Unless you were born under a toadstool, it was easy to see that he was promising the impossible–and therefore was LYING.

    The real tragedy is that he rammed this mess down the throats of the rest of us who KNEW he was lying, but were not given the opportunity to know what was in this misbegotten legislation, much LESS have any voice in it. The “most transparent administration in history” (another lie by our lying ******* of a President) conducted all the discussion about this bill behind closed doors, voted on it on weekends and in the dead of night–aided and abetted by “journalists” in the media who did little more than repeat his lies, giving his lies a legitimacy they might not have had otherwise.

    In short, Obamacare was ONE BIG LIE from start to finish, and even though we KNEW that, we were not able to stop this ******* from foisting this monumental fraud/power grab on us.

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  12. thethinkerComment by thethinker
    March 24, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    It seems the problem of holding government officials accountable has been around as long as there have been governments.

    This is from Will Durant’s 11 volume series “The Story of Civilization”, Book 2, “The Life of Greece”, on Athenian Democracy:

    “New legislation may be proposed only at the first session of each month, and the member who offers it is held responsible for the result of its adoption; if these are seriously evil another member may within a year of the vote invoke upon him the ‘graphe paranomon’, or writ of illegality, and have him fined, disenfranchised, or put to death; this is Athens way of discouraging hasty legislation.”

    Okay, the death penalty for ill-conceived legislation might be going a bit far, but surely we could be doing a much better job of holding our legislators accountable for their votes, and our politicians accountable for their lies.

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  13. mldouggComment by mldougg
    March 25, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I fear for the union

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