Skip to comments.Obama's Phony Numbers Adding Up
Posted on 03/15/2012 3:53:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
With a number like this, I could run for president and beat Obama in November. And so could you.
I say that because Im assuming that neither Mitt Romney nor Ron Paul is actually reading this article.
The numbers Im referring to arent poll numbers, or employment numbers, or GDP growth, or gas prices.
In a wholly predictable development, it turns out the cost for Obamacare will end up being twice the original price that the Democrats said.
Fancy Nancy was right: They did have to pass Obamacare for liberals to find out what was in it. But hey, this is what happens when you pass a bill you havent even read yet.
The Congressional Budget Office now forecasts a gross cost to the federal government of $1,762 billion, to implement Obamacare through year 2022 and that those provisions will increase deficits by $1,083 billion.
The cost is nearly twice- and counting- the $900 billion that was advertised by Democrats at the time the bill passed, just as Republicans predicted.
Liberal wonk Ezra Klein, of the math-impaired Washington Post, still scolded Republican Rep. Eric Cantor last year for pointing out this obvious fact: Democrats cooked the books to make Obamacare appear as a deficit reduction measure.
But as a matter of arithmetic, wrote Klein in January of 2011, using the math that Congress always uses, the bill saves money. It cuts enough spending and raises enough taxes to more than pay for itself, both in the first 10 years and in the second 10 years.
Turns out the wonk was w-w-w-wrong.
Perhaps thats because Klein has been doing phony Washington math- math that Congress always uses- for too long. Only in Washington can you tax something and then say it pays for itself.
Too bad it doesnt even pay for itself under Kleins phony math.
In the movie The Program head football coach Sam Winters taunts reporters who seem to have problems doing math with I know you guys can't write, but I thought you could at least count.
Well, I always knew that The Post couldnt write- at least not truthfully. But Ive also known that they couldnt do math- or global climate modeling, or fact-checking.
Still you have to give the folks from the Obama administration credit for consistency at least. Whether its the stimulus, the Chevy Volt, TARP, unemployment, Solyndra, gas prices, the deficit- math just never works out for them.
Lets face it, if these guys were students, wed be testing them for some sort of number-related learning disability.
Its that bad.
As the Washington Examiners Philip Klein (no relation) reports: [B]y 2022, according to the CBO, 3 million fewer people will have health insurance through their employer, while 17 million Americans will be added to Medicaid and 22 million will be getting coverage through government-run exchanges.
While the CBO predicts that the cost of Obamacare will be $48 billion less than they predicted last year, they get to that math by upping the amount they fine employers and individuals for violating the provisions of Obamacare.
Some government, huh?
This is like fining people for breathing. If they could just stick smart meters on all of us, they could tax us for a bunch of non-approved activities like heterosexual sex, going to church, clinging to guns.
In fact, while some may laugh at those examples as outrageous parody, the contraception-in-the-church flap isnt parody at all. Its an attempt by the government to make up for their failed math. The federal government can only be involved in our lives, our health and our religion in a way never dreamed of until recently by getting someone to pay for someone elses right to something the rest of us have to go to work for.
Obamacare- and Bankcare, Real Estatecare, Unioncare, Government Employeecare, Greencare- will only stand if we are all stuffed into the same phony system with the same phony benefits that promise to pay for themselves with the same phony math.
Religion may or may not be the enemy to Obama, but it certainly stands in the way of the Obamacare scheme.
Which bring us back to the number that allows anyone not named Mitt or Paul or Ringo to beat Obama come November.
For the fourth week in a row, churches led us in prayer for the restoration of religious liberty in America.
America. Not Russia, Hilters Germany, Iran. America.
There have been many threats to religious freedom over the decades and years, but these often came from without, writes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the mandate provisions of Obamacare. This one sadly comes from within.
And as an increasing number of people are beginning to realize, its as easy for the government to trample on one right as it is another.
Any number that comes to more than none is an infamous number and should be defeated by all of us, not just one.
“In a wholly predictable development, it turns out the cost for Obamacare will end up being twice the original price that the Democrats said.”
A quick glance at RomneyCare would reveal that those proposing these things always lowball their estimates.
The Sheeple are not concerned. It is all just a lot of mishmash to them.
Their only interest will be the cost of gas, Mcdonalds, and
best actor and actress of the year.
They have been told by PMSNBC that The Obumbo is the messiah
and that is just fine with them.
Those numbers are trillions, not billions. Government schools strike again.
Hey, they are just buying their votes at our expense. They do not care.
What's wrong with that?
It IS reform. That's why the fight was so bitter.
They have destroyed the US medical and hospital services system. Sure, the buildings are still standing, and the workers still show up.
But everything that we rely on is gone, or going.
After the destruction is complete, the state will re-form everything in a Marxist paradigm.
That's the MEANING of "reform". So why the objection?
The cost of Medicare is a good place to begin. At its start, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicare would cost only about $ 12 billion by 1990 (a figure that included an allowance for inflation). This was a supposedly conservative estimate. But in 1990 Medicare actually cost $107 billion.
Given the fact that Congressional mendacity is more developed now than in 1966..we can definitely expect several orders of magnitude worse...
The numbers as written are correct........
Obama has taken the deficit parabolic. Increased taxes will not cover this debt. There is only one way out.
Obama care has to go in it’s entirety.
Along with the Dipstick himself.
His airplane flights have doubled also.
So with history as our guide, we choose to ignore it.
Remember in recent memory, when Republicans were accused of letting medicare or Social Security die on the vine? I can’t remember which one, but it really doesn’t matter it is two peas in a pod. The howls of pain and anguish from dems could be heard world wide.
The dems steal a half trillion dollars to help “pay” for Obama care and not a peep.
I call hypocrisy, for all the good it will do.
Sadly true. To the left, and Obama in particular, money is something that can be created endlessly by government out of the air. There is no need to ever worry about things like deficits. Similarly, the left believes that the economy is the government and the more people in public sector jobs, the better and more stimulative to the economy. Meanwhile, the GOP-e is quiescent and unable or unwilling to attack Obamacare with these numbers or, more than prefunctionarily, with anything else, apparently.
There is only one way out.
Drill baby drill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Insights for Christians taken from Psalms 53: New King James Version.
...”They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.”
...”God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt;”...
...”Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God?”...
...”For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you; You have put them to shame, because God has despised them.”...
Just remember. The world may be totally corrupt and full of mortal men and women who are trying to be God. They will not succeed for the true Creator will not tolerate the abuse of His people for long.
That's jsut for starters.
In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee predicted that the new Medicare program, launched the previous year, would cost about $12 billion in 1990. Actual Medicare spending in 1990 was $110 billionoff by nearly a factor of 10.
In 1987, Congress estimated that Medicaids disproportionate share hospital (DSH) paymentswhich states use to provide relief to hospitals that serve especially large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patientswould cost less than $1 billion in 1992. The actual cost that year was a staggering $17 billion. Among other things, federal lawmakers had failed to detect loopholes in the legislation that enabled states to draw significantly more money from the federal treasury than they would otherwise have been entitled to claim under the programs traditional 50-50 funding scheme.
Check out the Heritage foundation article. Health Care Reform Cost Estimates: What is the Track Record? from August, 2009.
Actually, that might work too. I get stuck in the supposed inevitability of Obama’s re-election.
...or perhaps more to the point right this instant.
Build the damn pipeline.
You don't need 650,000 B/D of secure oil and the refining and construction jobs that go with it. Chu and Obama have said so, they both have Nobel prizes and you and I don't, so they must be a lot smarter than us.
Check my tagline for the answer.
Nobel prizes. Mom always said if you can’t say anything nice...
PS, I knew the answer.
I urge everyone to pray for 0bama, per Psalm 109:8 :)
Almost fifty percent of the people are not paying taxes. They don’t care how much their “free stuff” costs.
The people who will put Obama over the top are the big business types. They don’t care how much it costs, either, as long government regulations suppress any potential competition.
Good job. 1000 billion is a trillion. Duh.
Obama’s Phony Numbers Adding Up
Yeah... and the sum is a negative number.
I can see how you could say what you did. The commas are hard to discern from decimal points on the screen; I know because I thought the same thing until I looked closer.
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