Obama's 'Trust Me' Moment Tonight

At the beginning of President Obama’s speech to the joint session of Congress tonight, a truism was spoken about ‘comprehensive’ (that’s political-speak for government controlled) health care. President Obama said . . .

A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943.  Sixty-five years later, his son continues to introduce that same bill at the beginning of each session.

The truism that seems to escape Democrats is that for sixty-five years, they continue to ignore the will of the people. That socialized medicine is one thing that Americans do not want, and it’s time to move on.

Instead, we are to believe that, without increasing taxes on 95% of Americans, he can somehow offer health insurance to over 40 million more people (not all legal citizens mind you) and at less cost, and all this being debt neutral. That is to say, without increasing the national debt by ‘one dime.’ That’s not saying much since he has already quadrupled the national debt over what it was when he took office. Pushing it upon generations not yet born.

Already, Medicare and Social Security will bankrupt the country all by themselves without adding ‘comprehensive health care’ to the mix. And I’m not hearing any solutions to that.

Then the community organizer / agitator in him shows with these words . . .

I won’t stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are.  If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out. (Applause.)  And I will not — and I will not accept the status quo as a solution.  Not this time.  Not now. {emphasis added}

If he really believes what he is saying, then he ought to be confident enough to also say that if his plan does not increase availability, and does not increase the quality of care, and does not decrease the cost, and does not increase the debt, then he will scrap His nationalized health care before his term ends and will enact H.R. 3400 and see how that works. Fair enough?

His sales pitch, and that’s what tonight’s performance was, was full of rules He wants for people and business on how We choose to care for Ourselves, and permissions He will give same. Which begs the questions, since when is how I take care of myself, my family, or my employees health care any of your business? The Constitution does not grant that power to the President or to Congress.

Essentially, he is saying ‘trust me.’ Sorry Barack, your history of performance does not warrant trust. Hope maybe, but not trust. Trust won’t happen until he demonstrates the ability to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States first.

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