What Snake-Oil Looks Like

Do you happen to remember when, back in September 2009, President Obama spoke before a joint session of Congress to sell his Government controlled health care plan, known now as the Affordable Health Care Act?

There was all kinds of opposition to Obamacare then, for the same reasons as exist today. Paramount among the opposition is the debt picture, it is going to cost more money that we don’t have.

In response to the no-more-debt objection, Barack Obama brings out the snake oil and says this . . . (29:15 in video)

I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize.

“And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision . . .” If he was serious, that provision would have already been written.Which begs the question, now that we know that Obamacare will cost more, way more. What happened to that cost saving “provision?” Was that a lie too?

The first two minutes of this video is worth the price of admission. That’s why it’s here.

At 12:45 in the video is the Big Lie about keeping your doctor and your plan if you want to.

At 31:00 is where President Obama says “not a dollar” of Obamacare will come from Medicare. He says “I will protect Medicare.” (well, except for that $500* Billion cut) And all the other gems of promises made.

I know this video is from September 9, 2009. But when you see this performance today, you have the advantage of seeing the same smooth talker today as three years ago. And what’s good about that is that the American people can see that after three years of Obama’s economic policies, the economy is treading water at best.

*Update 9/3/2012: The total removed from Medicare now stands at $716 Billion. That’s up from $500 Billion.

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