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Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Lie Is Why We're Stuck with ObamaCare
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/30/2013 | IBD Staff

Posted on 10/31/2013 5:44:54 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Deception: In the face of millions of cancellation notices, Democrats want to downplay the president's "keep your health plan" pledge as standard political hyperbole. It was, in fact, a calculated lie that got ObamaCare enacted.

To understand why, let's freshen up on a little health care reform history.

Back in 1994, when Bill Clinton was pushing his own version of "comprehensive health reform," the insurance industry launched its infamous "Harry and Louise" ads to deliver a simple message: The Clinton plan would force families to give up their own health plans.

In one of these, the middle-class couple pours over a pile of documents at the kitchen table, while a narrator intones about how "things are changing, and not all for the better," and how "the government may force us to pick from a few plans designed by government bureaucrats."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; healthcare; obama; obamacare; obamacarelies; obamalies; youcankeepit

1 posted on 10/31/2013 5:44:54 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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Notice how much Repuglicans are protesting about Obamas lie. They are NOT. I haven’t heard ONE. You would think every Rep. Senator would be screaming from the rooftops about this but of course once again they hide under their desk and crawl into a fetal position and let the twice unconstitutionally elected Islamic Kenyan get away with it again just like they did with Benghazi and every other thing this puke does. “Oh let’s bash Ted Cruz instead...Obama is our Fuhrer! We cannot criticize der Fuhrer!”


2 posted on 10/31/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

And nobody was “talking about taking that plan away from you!”

It was the only truthful part of his comment all those lies ago.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: IBD editorial writer
ObamaCare will survive only if the American people, who oppose it, allow it to survive.

If enough people say “take this law and shove it,” then ObamaCare will collapse. The big issue it to get the young and healthy to sign up for ObamaCare. They are the ones who will be funding it. They are also some of Obama’s biggest supporters.

If ObamaCare can be destroyed before the Democrats have a chance to set up a single payer system, and before the insurance industry is destroyed, then there is a chance.

4 posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I wonder what that middle-class couple is pouring over that kitchen table.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 5:57:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I saw Johnny Isakson’s outgoing chief of staff, Chris Carr, speak a few weeks ago. He spent as much or more time attacking Ted Cruz as he did Democrats.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 5:58:47 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The “debate” as to whether he “lied” or not is proof positive that the fix is in with our rulers. “You can keep your plan” was the watchcry. It was not only a lie it is FRAUD. Obama should be impeached. Rather, he should be hounded out of office. And the nerve of the left blaming the insurance companies. Rule for radicals.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 6:00:53 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: IBD editorial writer

If, as some of the more truthful rats are saying,
they had to lie because people would be too stupid to know
that they new plans were better than the old -

then who’s “stupid”?

No conservative believed you could “keep your plan” under Obamacare.
It must be the left’s constituency that are too stupid.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 6:02:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Obamacare is like a really really bad joke from a terrible comedian.

Just don’t patronize it, acknowledge it or even scorn it, and bad comedians always get the stage hook.

If nobody shows up for the party then it takes all the steam out of it, right now even IF the ACA websites did function STILL America has woke up to the fact its all a joke, a massive bait and switch.

And all we can hope for now is some situation that will suddenly arise that will remove Obama from office.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 6:03:59 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Their lie explainations get more imaginative every day:

Those are bad policies being cancelled, expensive and not worth the paper they are written on, huge out of pocket costs.

The insurance companies are canceling them because of the market, Obamacare doesnt make them do anything.

We cant force insurance companies to offer those crappy policies, its a free market.

Of course we cant allow insurance companies to rip Americans off, they are getting much better plans at lower prices through ACA,

10 posted on 10/31/2013 6:04:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s unbelievable isn’t it, this is exactly why this country is in the huge mess it is in, we have a fanatic allowed to run amok without anyone holding him back. What does he have to fear? He’s got Republicans bowing to him.


11 posted on 10/31/2013 6:11:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You know exactly why he doesn’t have anything to fear.
He can do anything he darn well pleases, without consequences,
because of his skin tone.

And this is why the left put him in power.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 6:12:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

These losers are too big to fail... hahaha. Trent Lot during Bill’s impeachment said it was a threat to democracy to have him impeached. Democracy, ie the evil impulse of materialist communism becomes their god.

It is no surprize they rely on the pimping fashions of hate and abortion instead of addressing issues to Obama. These people are cowards and dangerous. They stand by Hitler and are not much different than Sadam’s parliament.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 6:18:11 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: IBD editorial writer
It is a clear case of fraud.

He lied, misrepresenting the truth.

Fraud is a felony. A president's committing a felony is impeachable.

Obama must be impeached.

14 posted on 10/31/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: IBD editorial writer

They lied and they don’t care. 0bama and his team is toast, and they don’t care. That’s why they fired Hillary so she would be clean and not tainted by this administration’s failures, and run for president.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 6:20:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
That's because they've had enough time to get on the equity side of the equation. Big Republican donors are now invested in companies like "Insperity", who runs those insipid ads on the radio.

That's all they GAF about, really. Preservation of capital first and foremost. That's why they go along with the socialists, they've just gotta figure out a way to make a buck off of it and then they're cool with it.

The Senator from my own state who's also an obstetrician is a good example.

16 posted on 10/31/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: IBD editorial writer
Lies like this should carry the weight of “Perjury”.
This is not some Free Speech issue like,
"My opponent has intercourse with goats and sheep".
This is fraud on an unprecedented level and it is going to literally cost people their lives when they get caught in the Bureaucracy.
17 posted on 10/31/2013 6:32:03 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Spartan302

Obozocare has been rammed down our throats because way too many gullible people forgot a reality check and believed a bunch of lies, besides it has nothing to do with compassion but all with confiscation and re-distribution of wealth and to increase and multiply the ignorant socialistic voter base who is always hoping, wishing and expecting something for nothing. Wait until Obozocare is fully implemented and reality sets in and it will hit people in the pocket book.
Promising unrealistic cheap health care, handing out free cell phones all designed to buy votes and dumb and ignorant people fell for it. What will it be next....free TV’s, cars etc. It certainly is reminiscent of ancient Rome where the emperor built a coliseum to entertain and pacify the public in order to keep them docile. Here and now, the left uses different methods and trinkets in order to BS the already mostly befuddled and ignorant public. History has a nasty habit of repeating itself.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 6:38:49 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: IBD editorial writer
Our company had an HMO. I remember back in the day when an HMO was considered a piece of crap because of the control they had over your healthcare. Well under Obamacare that HMO became a Cadillac plan and we lost it.

Eventually I see us going back to Barbers for our medical needs.

19 posted on 10/31/2013 6:45:19 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

President Nixon was almost impeached for lying about a political burglary.

President ShamWow not only lied to us, he KNEW he was lying.

Call your Congressmen and Senators:

www.house.gov

www.senate.gov

President ShamWow has to go. So Biden becomes President.

We cannot abide a lying CEO and CIC in office.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 6:47:41 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: eCSMaster

The creature called Obama is a fraud.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 6:51:29 AM PDT by abishai
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To: Cowboy Bob

Time to use the f-word about Obamacare

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/10/time_to_use_the_f-word_about_obamacare.html


22 posted on 10/31/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Spartan302

Jay Leno: ‘What is it About Selling Health Insurance That Makes People Liars?’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jay-leno-what-is-it-about-selling-health-insurance-that-makes-people-liars/


23 posted on 10/31/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The problem isn't even government controlled health care which we are hurtling toward at breakneck speed. That is devastating and bad enough. The problem is our government has been taken over by liars, thieves, criminals, and tyrants and there is nothing we seem to be able to do about it.

We have about jettisoned our Constitutional Republic and our normal checks and balances are ineffective and nearly destroyed. We now find ourselves bloody and swimming in the shark infested waters of increasing tyranny.

If history is any indicator, before too long we will see a determined legal and physical crackdown on any political opposition. Soon the Black Marias will arrive to drag opponents of those in power off to interrogation, political show trials, and ruin or prison.

This will not end well if we do not stop it and do it soon. Those consolidating power now are an ideological and criminal cabal little different from those which took over Russia in 1917 and Germany in 1934. If they succeed the end result will be the same.

This is no longer about "health care". It is about survival.

24 posted on 10/31/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by Gritty (Progressives see themselves as saints, opponents as Satanists; that justifies anything-D. Horowitz)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He lied so he could get it passed.

“Period”

He should be impeached.

“Period”


25 posted on 10/31/2013 8:08:18 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: IBD editorial writer

We have Obamacare because the insurance companies and doctors stood by and said nothing. Now, we all will suffer because of it.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 9:39:56 AM PDT by jch10 ("Normandy was closed when we got there too!")
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To: 9YearLurker

My thought, exactly. Sigh...


27 posted on 10/31/2013 11:14:43 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

If I know my generation, they’ll support Obama until they have to start paying. Then they’ll whine and cry about how unfair it is, blame anyone but themselves and their Messiah, and then start voting for the next candidate who promises unicorns who poop Skittles while the rich have to pay for it.

Yeah, I’m cynical.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 11:46:07 AM PDT by Luircin
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To: Gritty

You are correct. God help us.


29 posted on 10/31/2013 9:20:35 PM PDT by redpoll
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