Skip to comments.Secretary Sebelius, Obamacare Has Become A Massive "Bait and Switch"
Posted on 08/15/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
In a recent speech to several hundred legislators and state health officers, Secretary Sebelius categorically asserted this is not a bait-and-switch. She was referring to the federal governments commitment to funding 90% of the Medicaid expansion in perpetuity. There is widespread fear among the states that Uncle Sam will renege on this promise, leaving them holding the bag for whatever amounts federal policymakers decide can no longer be afforded. As a former Kansas legislator, insurance commissioner and governor, Secretary Sebelius presumably knows that she cannot bind the hands of a future Congresseither constitutionally, legally or even morally. The members of such a Congress are quite free to make their own determination of whether their counterparts in 2010 (all Democrats as it turns out) made a reckless and foolish promise that wholly lacked credibility in light of the countrys $230 trillion in debts and unfunded liabilities at the time of passage and quite free to unburden future generations from that obligation if they so desire.
As CBS News reported, Secretary Sebelius had more to say:
This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law, Sebelius told a group that includes Democrats and Republicans, elected officials, political appointees and bureaucrats. It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land.
The reality is that the law being implemented is transparently not the law of the land that was passed by Congress in 2010. Indeed, it is quite debatable whether the law as it is being implemented could possibly have passed either the Congress of March 2010 or any subsequent Congress to date...
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And Obama's rewriting it daily.
I wish she and her little dog Toto had never left Kansas!
Ala pasture lingo.
Methinks she stepped right in the middle of a juicy one..
It’s about. ‘Law’ now ? Haaa.
Law is irrelevant,, so much bilge water over the dam..
Ask Obama, he won’t lie..
By crying about what they are being ‘accused of doing’, Libs will ALWAYS tell you what they are really doing. And it usually will be exactly what they are being accused of.........
My guess is that the "no kidding," "fer sure," "it's gonna happen and it's gonna work!" day will be the evening of the 2016 elections when Hillary of the Arkansas Mafia fame is elected the next President.
It was meant to be a bait and switch from day one.
Secretary Sebelius categorically asserted this is not a bait-and-switch.
When she says THAT, you know that is what it is... EXACTLY..
It’s been bait and switch from the start. Who is kidding whom?
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That's the same thing they used to say about slavery. And "seperate but equal".
Well, they are the “Masters of baiting”....
The Death Star captains.
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. . . and of switching.
I believe she's from parts a bit farther West than Kansas
I think this says it perfectly.
It is why there is good reason to have very little confidence in the federal government's promise of 90 percent funding perpetually...
"Holy bait and switch Batman!"
The Democrat Party (in fact, all Progressives, Socialists, Marxists, Stalinists, or any other name they choose with which to disguise themselves) has always dwelt exclusively in Bait and Switch.
Yes, as I have said. B&S is the only game the Liberals know.
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