In an attempt to find common ground, I present the socialist point of view! The legislative centerpiece of Obama's first term. What was it? Oh yeah, y'all might've forgotten that, since Obama omitted any mention of it from the SOTU speech, health care.
We get a trillion in new deficits, a massive new bureaucracy layered atop the gargantuan bureaucracy we already have in DC, and new taxes and penalties if you do not want to play. Own a business? Better not start turning away business! Better not hire more than five employees, if you are a small business just starting up.
But if you are just the average working stiff who cannot buy a home, you can rent from the rich investors buying up real estate, at least you have the new healthcare program from Obama to ease some uncertainty. Ooops, no wait. The CBO says 20 million people could lose employer provided coverage, due to that law Web Link
Yep, that law that Obama touted all over the country, telling us we can keep our coverage Web Link
It was just those lying right wing conspiracy theorists and tea partiers telling you lying lies! No, now it's the CBO.
Yes, the right wing pundits out this week saying the cost of Obamacare had doubled were not terribly accurate. To say that this legislature was touted and sold for it's price tag of $900 billion for ten years, and that the real cost of providing benefits for ten years is more than double that amount, however, is absolutely true.
So the price is double what was advertised, and no, you cannot necessarily keep your plan. Which government agency do I call to report a BAIT and SWITCH SCAM??