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Secretary Sebelius, Obamacare Has Become A Massive "Bait and Switch"
Forbes ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | By Chris Conover

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 government’s 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 Congress—either 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 country’s $230 trillion in debts and unfunded liabilities at the time of passage[1] 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; democrats; govtabuse; medicare; obama; obamacare; sebelius; tyranny; unconstitutional; zerocare

1 posted on 08/15/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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"The Supreme Court Rewrote the Law in 2012"

And Obama's rewriting it daily.

2 posted on 08/15/2013 10:53:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish she and her little dog Toto had never left Kansas!


3 posted on 08/15/2013 10:55:14 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ala pasture lingo.

Methinks she stepped right in the middle of a juicy one..


4 posted on 08/15/2013 10:58:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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It’s about. ‘Law’ now ? Haaa.

Law is irrelevant,, so much bilge water over the dam..


5 posted on 08/15/2013 10:59:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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Ask Obama, he won’t lie..


6 posted on 08/15/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.........


7 posted on 08/15/2013 11:03:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson
All of this outright lying, illegal regulatory and implementation decisions being made, patently in violation of the law they ramrodded through a complicit Democrat controlled House and Senate are just delaying actions intended to postpone judgement day. The day when the 2014 House and Senate races are over, or the day when Obama leaves to take up residence to his adopted birth-state, or until Hillary Clinton is elected......

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.

8 posted on 08/15/2013 11:09:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jim Robinson

It was meant to be a bait and switch from day one.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 11:16:34 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Jim Robinson

Secretary Sebelius categorically asserted “this is not a bait-and-switch.”


When she says THAT, you know that is what it is... EXACTLY..


10 posted on 08/15/2013 11:17:52 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s been bait and switch from the start. Who is kidding whom?


11 posted on 08/15/2013 11:18:11 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Mastador1

<img src= “http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/qgfa1.jpg";


12 posted on 08/15/2013 11:18:16 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Jim Robinson
"This is the law of the land.”

That's the same thing they used to say about slavery. And "seperate but equal".

13 posted on 08/15/2013 11:18:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: duckworth

14 posted on 08/15/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: duckworth
one more try...
15 posted on 08/15/2013 11:26:34 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: YHAOS

Well, they are the “Masters of baiting”....


16 posted on 08/15/2013 11:33:31 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: duckworth
Here you go.

The Death Star captains.

17 posted on 08/15/2013 11:40:45 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: duckworth

Image not found


18 posted on 08/15/2013 11:42:07 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mikelets456
"Well, they are the “Masters of baiting”...."

. . . and of switching.

19 posted on 08/15/2013 11:43:18 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Mastador1
I wish she and her little dog Toto had never left Kansas!

I believe she's from parts a bit farther West than Kansas

20 posted on 08/15/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Jim Robinson
As a former Kansas legislator, insurance commissioner and governor, Secretary Sebelius presumably knows that she cannot bind the hands of a future Congress—either constitutionally, legally or even morally.

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...

21 posted on 08/15/2013 9:07:17 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: YHAOS

"Holy bait and switch Batman!"

22 posted on 08/16/2013 1:59:55 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia

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.


23 posted on 08/16/2013 10:13:02 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS
If you think the B&S with Obamacare is bad, wait'll they pass amnesty.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 10:55:48 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia
" . . . wait'll they pass amnesty."

Yes, as I have said. B&S is the only game the Liberals know.

25 posted on 08/16/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by YHAOS
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