Barackrobatics du Jour: At Forbes, Shikha Dalmia rattles off President
Obama's top five lies about health care; two during the campaign
to get himself elected, three in current rotation to snooker
the American people into acquiescence. See if you can
guess them before clicking over.
We can add at least one lie to the total that Ms. Dalmia
doesn't specifically mention: Candidate Obama's promise:
"I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."David Freddoso transcribes the recent tergiversations of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as he was pressed to reaffirm that (already broken) "firm pledge".
If you weren't completely outraged by the passage of the Waxy-Markman
Crap-N-Fade bill—I'm so put out I'm even making third-grade
puns, you'll notice—Ed Morrissey notes one
of the last-minute provisions to buy the vote of an Ohio Congresswoman
(quoting a Washington Times story):
They finally secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted - a new federal power authority, similar to Washington state's Bonneville Power Administration, stocked with up to $3.5 billion in taxpayer money available for lending to renewable energy and economic development projects in Ohio and other Midwestern states.And that's only one example; the bill is shot through with similar larcenies against your tax money.
If you haven't done so already, I urge you to check the vote tally to determine how your representative voted.
And you probably need to get your blood pressure down after that.
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