While MSM fears Trump words, Hillary and Obamacare cause REAL damage

October 9, 2016

clintonobamacareA Clinton tells the truth

A funny thing happened on the way to the Tim Kaine creepy clown, constant interruptus, performance at the 2016 Vice Presidential debate last Tuesday evening.  A Clinton told the truth.  Yes, a Clinton.

Monday, former President Bill Clinton let slip out across his usually locked in lies lips an actual, fact based truth about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):  “You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world.”

Setting aside the disingenuous 25 million that lumps Medicaid expansion in with private insurance enrollments, Obamacare is exactly the “crazy” that Bill Clinton said it was.  And it always has been.

Obamacare took a very real problem in need of a solution and in “one size fits all” D.C. arrogance created a bigger problem.   Any first year economics student could see that the numbers would never add up, but with an ignorant public and a complicit press, the lie held just long to force itself upon us.

When it was passed in March 2010, I compiled a list of “IFs” that had to be believed in order to celebrate the Democrats touted “achievement”.

There was the reality that it did not include tort reform, ability to purchase across state lines and restricted, rather than expanded, citizens’ control by restricting health savings accounts and there was the hypocrisy: “IF you believe that putting off the hard choices and tax increases until AFTER the 2012 Presidential elections is strong, principled leadership, than you and Alice are enjoying quite a delightful cup of tea right now.”

The entire process was a sham.  Along with the Presidential lies (if you like your plan you can keep your plan, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor), there are the sordid details of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber caught on video stating such things as: “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.” And “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”

In that same 2010 column I also wrote: “…it does not bode well for the future of this republic that the mainstream media allowed the truth to be so obfuscated just so the darling of their dreams would not look weak.”

We are now living that future and the media is at it again.  This time dutifully repeating, with the same 2010 lack of due diligence, Democrat claims that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would deliver nothing short of the apocalypse.

Hillary Clinton has stated that she wants to be the “small business President” and her official twitter account has tweeted: “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We should focus on supporting them—not stiffing them.”

Yet as Pedro Alfonso The chairman and CEO of Washington, D.C.–based Dynamic Concepts points out to reporter Kate Rogers in a piece for CNBC:  “Every politician wants to say small businesses are the backbone of America — we contribute to new jobs. They need to start acting like it and treating us like we are helping the economy, not hurting it.”

All of which begs a new “IF”.  If Hillary Clinton truly plans to deliver on her small business rhetoric, then why is she so hell bent on continuing to keep punishing them with the worst piece of legislation since Prohibition?  The only way to “fix” Obamacare is to repeal it and start over by placing buy in from all above dictates by some.

The way it should have been done in the first place.

PUBLISHER’s NOTE:  A version of this column first appeared in the Sunday, October 9, 2016 print edition of the Joplin Globe.

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