Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Damning Report and Damnable Liars: Dems Bury Health Care Cost Report

Excerpt: The American Spectator reported, via FOX Nation:

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care “reform” law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.

“The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote,” says an HHS source. “Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think.”

Yes, for normal people who aren’t Liar McLiarsons, the entire point of having a review like this is to find out the effects of the subject of the report prior to, you know, instituting it. Normal people do this in their daily lives; they’ll read Consumer Reports or look up reviews on the Web prior to making the purchase of a refrigerator, for goodness sake. We are talking about one sixth of our entire economy here. You would think that a review of the causative effects of the legislation would be of paramount import. Nope! Not to liars, it isn’t:

The analysis, performed by Medicare’s Office of the Actuary, which in the past has been identified as a “nonpolitical” office, set off alarm bells when submitted. “We know a copy was sent to the White House via their legislative affairs staff,” says the HHS staffer, “and there were a number of meetings here almost right after the analysis was submitted to the secretary’s office. Everyone went into lockdown, and people here were too scared to go public with the report.”

In the end, the report was released several weeks after the vote.

So. The White House had the report. Yet, President Obama was out every day prior to the stealth, sneaky, dead of night votes. He was out bald-faced lying, claiming if we would only pass the health care bill, costs would go down. Speaker Pelosi was also bald-faced lying with her “we have to pass the bill, so that you can find out what’s in the bill” line. They already knew.

And didn’t care.
Read full article here.

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