Sunday, July 19, 2009

"I Want To Be Very Clear"

"I want to be very clear. I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade...." This strange comment was made by Obama in his weekly radio address and reported in this morning's NY Times. Congressional Budget Office, controlled by the Democratic Party, is estimating that the health care proposals before Congress will at, at a minimum, add $ 2 Trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Not only will Obama sign such legislation destined to either wreck the US health care system or lead to national bankruptcy (or both), Obama is pushing legislators to vote on the package essentially sight unseen. He is demanding an early August date of passage, which would mean that Congress would have virtually no time to consider this package before being forced to vote on it. More "change we can believe in."

Is Obama making these statements on purpose to mislead the public or is it possible he is unaware of the Congressional Budget Office's detailed analysis of the cost of his health care program? It is becoming more and more difficult to give Obama the benefit of the doubt about his public statements. He calls "cap and trade" a "jobs bill." That's like calling abortion a method of increasing the population. He says the health care bill won't add to the deficit. More and more, if you are looking for the truth from this President, it is necessary to believe that he means the exact opposite of what he says, because the truth is, more and more, the exact opposite of what this president says.