Posted by: Nathan Schulzke | February 3, 2010

Irony

Via HotAir

Obama:

I mean, the easiest thing for me to do on the health care debate would have been to tell people that, “What you’re going to get is guaranteed health insurance, lower your costs, all the insurance reforms, we’re going to lower the cost of Medicare and Medicaid, and it won’t cost anybody anything.” That’s great politics. It’s just not true.

Here’s Obama in his introduction to ObamaCare on September 9, 2009.

The plan I’m announcing tonight would meet three basic goals.  It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance.  It will provide insurance for those who don’t.  And it will slow the growth of health care costs for our families, our businesses, and our government…

Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan.

If we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on Medicare and Medicaid than every other government program combined.

Now, add it all up, and the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years — less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and less than the tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans that Congress passed at the beginning of the previous administration.  (Applause.)  Now, most of these costs will be paid for with money already being spent — but spent badly — in the existing health care systemThe plan will not add to our deficitThe middle class will realize greater security, not higher taxes.

Am I missing something here?  Does this guy have any memory of what he’s said in the past?  He claims, albeit indirectly, that he didn’t say the very things he said when he introduced the plan!

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Responses

  1. far too acurate lolinder at least in the eyes of congress but in my eyes hits the nail right on the head


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