Sunday, November 3, 2013

They knew! Obama aides debated 'you can keep your plan' lie

Obama Administration Debated Whether President Should Lie About Obamacare - Yid With Lid
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Presidents, "you can keep your healthcare, period" promise was not an error it was a conscious political decision by the president and his political advisers made in 2009.
Behind the Scenes, White House Officials Worried About Insurance Pledge - By Colleen McCain Nelson, Peter Nicholas, Carol E. Lee/Wall St. Journal
In a bombshell report, the Wall Street Journal has gotten Obama advisers -- some on the record, others anonymous -- talking about the internal debate over the president's false guarantee that Americans could keep their insurance plan if they liked it, under Obamacare. In the end, politics trumped the truth. - Thomas Lifson/American Thinker

Throughout the discussion as reported by the Journal, aides relied on the notion that the only people who would potentially lose their health plans were those who bought them as individuals - about 15 million in number. (Note, this is half the number of claimed uninsured who were potentially to benefit. That number initially given was 30 million.) But of course, there were internal reports that 93 million Americans could lose their health insurance plans, as reported by Avik Roy in Forbes.

Now we know that for political reasons, the president's advisers told him to go out and lie. The excuses they offer for the lie are those of a con man. They sound like a bunch of used car salesmen who neglected to mention that the vehicle was involved in a serious accident and has an oil leak, because that would confuse the buyer dazzled by the chrome on the grille.

They knew that if the president told the truth, there would be Democrat senators and representatives who would vote against it. Those members of Congress who voted for Obamacare and now face the wrath of voters in 2014 have a stark choice to make. Either they turn on the president for lying to them, or they support the president. If they turn on him, they will retaliation, no doubt. Turning on the president could include supporting legislation to modify or repeal the ACA legislation.

Revealed: Obama, aides debated whether to tell the truth about people keeping their plans - HotAir
Report: Obama aides debated “you can keep your plan” promise - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion
lConfirmed: Obama Aides Debated the “You Can Keep Your Insurance” Line Before Deciding to Lie to American Publicnk - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit

More than two million Americans have already lost their health care coverage due to Obamacare.
And he lied. Knowingly.
What else is he lying about?

407 430 Sourced Examples Of Obama’s Lies, Deceptions, Distortions, Etc. - Robert Gehl/Downtrend

An independent journalist has released – into the public domain – a list of 407 430 examples of President Obama’s lies, deceptions, distortions, stupidity, cronyism and so on.

“Dan from Squirrel Hill” ◼ has a blog at WordPress where he regularly writes on conservative issues. His list is complete, authoritative and well-sourced.