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If Obamacare is So Wonderful...
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/26/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: Again this morning, the esteemed leader, Barack Obama, went out to some community college in the Washington area, somewhere in Maryland, to sell Obamacare. He went out there to tout the glories of Obamacare. Now, why? When Ted Cruz gets up, makes a speech about it, everybody says, "Come on, Ted, sit down. It's the law of the land." Well, what's Obama doing? It's the law of the land. Why is Obama out touting this? But I have an even better question, ladies and gentlemen, and it's this.

Why didn't Obama tell Congress a couple of weeks ago what a wonderful thing Obamacare is? He's out there touting it to this audience in Maryland, and he's gonna be on the campaign trail a lot selling Obamacare, talking about how wonderful it is, how rotten and dastardly the Republicans are for trying to stop it and defund it. But he's basically out telling everybody how wonderful it is. Well, the question is, why didn't he go to Congress a couple weeks ago and tell them how wonderful it is instead of giving them a taxpayer subsidy for 75% of their premiums?

He didn't tell this audience today that they're gonna get 75% of their premiums subsidized. He told them how wonderful it is. He told them how inexpensive it is. He told the audience today how great it is and how cheap it is and they're gonna get to keep their doctor, and all these things the Republicans are saying is a bunch of lies. Though he went up to Congress two weeks ago, and they complained about it and he said (summarizing), "Okay, okay, I'll make sure that 75% of your premiums get subsidized." So why didn't he tell Congress how wonderful it is two weeks ago instead of offering to help them pay for it?

My point is, if it is so wonderful, if it saves so much money, if it has all of these marvelous benefits, why didn't he tell Congress that two weeks ago when they were complaining about how much it costs? And why doesn't Obama go to the unions and tell them what a wonderful thing Obamacare is? And why didn't Obama meet with the 300 restaurant franchisers who were on Capitol Hill last week and tell them about the glories of Obamacare?

No, ladies and gentlemen, as usual, he only goes before an audience made up of college kids and other low-information voters who know even less about what he's talking about than he knows. Which is not hard to do. The bottom line is, Obama doesn't care about these details. He doesn't give a rat's rear end about them. All he wants is this thing implemented fully because the objective here really doesn't have that much to do with health care. He doesn't care about the details except when the people he needs complain about it, then he'll give 'em what they want.

I mean, can you imagine a defund Obamacare effort, how much more likelihood it might hold if members of Congress really were upset with how much it was gonna cost 'em? But then Obama came up and took care of that. He's gonna subsidize 75% of their premium, so they now don't care. But if he hadn't subsidized 75% of their premiums for Congress, Senate, and their staffs, then they might not be so eager to have this thing fully funded and implemented. But Obama took care of them. But when he goes out to these low-information audiences and college kids, he doesn't care. He just tells them how wonderful and how great it is, and they'll deal with it later.

You really have to wonder, if Obamacare is so great, why did Congress demand to be exempted from it? And they did. I mean, they demanded to be exempted from it like the elites demand to be exempted from everything they subject all the rest of us to. Why are the unions trying to get their own carve-out? Why is everybody trying to make some move to get their own carve-out or waiver from this thing if it is so wonderful? In fact, if it's so wonderful, why does it even need to be sold at all? Why does Obama have to go out there and tout the thing, if it's so wonderful? I mean, it ought to just sell itself, shouldn't it?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare; rushlive; rushtranscript
He needed the Ignorant to reelect him, and he got them.

Now we all have to pay the consequences

1 posted on 09/26/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Is Obama and MOOCHELLE and those REALLY LOVELY DRESSING GIRLS going to be on OBAMACARE???? NO!!! They are NOT!!! This is for the PEONS....not for OBAMA, Not for the CONGRESS, NOT for ANYONE who has MONEY, YOU FOOLS!!


2 posted on 09/26/2013 4:36:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Exactly


3 posted on 09/26/2013 4:38:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
"I mean, can you imagine a defund Obamacare effort, how much more likelihood it might hold if members of Congress really were upset with how much it was gonna cost 'em? But then Obama came up and took care of that. He's gonna subsidize 75% of their premium, so they now don't care. But if he hadn't subsidized 75% of their premiums for Congress, Senate, and their staffs, then they might not be so eager to have this thing fully funded and implemented. But Obama took care of them. But when he goes out to these low-information audiences and college kids, he doesn't care. He just tells them how wonderful and how great it is, and they'll deal with it later. "

"You really have to wonder, if Obamacare is so great, why did Congress demand to be exempted from it? And they did. I mean, they demanded to be exempted from it like the elites demand to be exempted from everything they subject all the rest of us to. Why are the unions trying to get their own carve-out? Why is everybody trying to make some move to get their own carve-out or waiver from this thing if it is so wonderful? In fact, if it's so wonderful, why does it even need to be sold at all? Why does Obama have to go out there and tout the thing, if it's so wonderful? I mean, it ought to just sell itself, shouldn't it?"


4 posted on 09/26/2013 4:39:26 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Kaslin

and what the Obama giveth, the Obama can taketh away

Who in congress actually believes he will keep giving them 75% off once he doesn’t have to?


5 posted on 09/26/2013 4:39:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Kaslin
I got my notice from Blue Cross/Blue Shield today to inform me that my premiums will go up from $216/month to $620/month. That's 287% increase!!! The notice proceeded to tell me the alternative is that I should check out O'Care subsidies to see if I qualify.

This rotten piece of legislation is only "affordable" for people who don't make any money in the first place. The rest of us will be paying for their insurance.

ps. Has it dawned on health insurance companies that they're about to be put out of business?
6 posted on 09/26/2013 4:43:45 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Grampa Dave

If Obamacare is so great, why is it going to be forced on you at the point of a gun? (The IRS )


7 posted on 09/26/2013 4:50:55 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Shannon

Then watch for another pension crisis. Many plans are heavily invested in insurance.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 4:53:31 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Shannon

“Has it dawned on health insurance companies that they’re about to be put out of business?”

I have several clients who are going to self-insure, or look at the exchanges, depending on income. But their current carriers are the losers here.
If I were in the insurance business, I would have been lobbying big time to kill this thing!
I know of no one who is getting lower premiums - just previously uninsureds who are looking to sign up and start getting care. There are millions of these.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 4:55:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Kaslin
Anyone who voted for Hussein in 2012 deserves America's contempt.

People who voted for him in 2008 deserves our pity for falling for this kind of transparent propaganda...

10 posted on 09/26/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Grampa Dave

BUMP!


11 posted on 09/26/2013 4:57:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Shannon
Redistribution 101. I estimate that only around 10% of the population will benefit from this scheme and everyone else will be essentially enslaved; of course not including those awarded exemptions from this racket.

There will be many angry citizens making their voice heard once the bills and hidden costs hit the fan.

12 posted on 09/26/2013 5:04:47 PM PDT by Dysart (If you like your country, you can keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Excellent point, but like my tagline says “He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequences.”


13 posted on 09/26/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: BenLurkin

I know someone that voted for that arrogant pos in 2008, then bitched about him the entire time, and what does the idiot do? Votes to reelect him again.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Shannon
I got my notice from Blue Cross/Blue Shield today to inform me that my premiums will go up from $216/month to $620/month. That's 287% increase!!! The notice proceeded to tell me the alternative is that I should check out O'Care subsidies to see if I qualify.

This rotten piece of legislation is only "affordable" for people who don't make any money in the first place. The rest of us will be paying for their insurance.

ps. Has it dawned on health insurance companies that they're about to be put out of business?


Mom was talking to her sister, my aunt, and my aunt told her that because of Obummercare, her deductible and rates have almost doubled. My aunt is 76, Mom is 75. My aunt, whom I never her her swear before, my mother thinks my aunt called the lyin' African in the White Hut, an "@$$h0/€." My mother, who is fighting breast cancer and my cousin (my aunt's daughter) also has MS and I'm concerned for them too as well as everyone else.
15 posted on 09/26/2013 6:31:19 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key - Rest In Peace)
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To: Nowhere Man
Obummercare, her deductible and rates have almost doubled. My aunt is 76, Mom is 75.

Is this traditional medicare or medicare advantage?

16 posted on 09/26/2013 6:34:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Dysart
.....of course not including those awarded exemptions from this racket.

With people who are exempt, won't their rates go up too? I hadn't really thought about that before but how could their rates not go up?
17 posted on 09/26/2013 7:17:02 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: nascarnation

Could be neither.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

I suppose that’s possible, 3% of people 65 and over are not on Medicare.

But obviously it’s a low probability.


19 posted on 09/26/2013 7:23:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Shannon
With people who are exempt, won't their rates go up too? I hadn't really thought about that before but how could their rates not go up?

I was alluding to the political elite, and there rates may indeed increase, but so will their generous subsidies (already standing at 75% of their aggregate healthcare costs) as needed. They will see to it and will not feel any pinch.

20 posted on 09/26/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by Dysart (If you like your country, you can keep it.)
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To: Dysart

You’re right. I hadn’t thought of it that way. The political elite won’t feel any pinch at all.


21 posted on 09/26/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: nascarnation

I’ll have to ask or have my mother ask her next time she talks with her.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 9:50:05 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key - Rest In Peace)
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To: Nowhere Man

Thanks, I’m on traditional and haven’t gotten my 2014 package yet. Very interested in your info.

My Part D actually is going down $7 a month LOL.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 9:52:22 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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