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Democrats Admit: Our Health Care Bill is a Cluster****

posted at 3:43 pm on October 31, 2009 by

Just read between the lines of the 2,000-page ObamaCare bill and you’ll find two stark admissions. Democrats are convinced that the bill will lead to an unmitigated catastrophe.

Admission 1: After months of proclaiming the “urgent” need for health care reform, PelosiCare doesn’t actually kick in for at least three (3) years.

There are two reasons for the delay.

First, it’s a tacit acknowledgment that prompt implementation would destroy Obama’s reelection chances in 2012.

Second, it’s an outright financial scam authored by the Statist Democrats: ” The CBO has scored the bill at $1.055 trillion [which] does not take into consideration that fact that the ten-year window contains ten years of revenue and only three to eight years of major payouts –- meaning that the bill will bleed red ink [in subsequent years.”

Admission 2: The only Americans not required to join the national health care program are — wait for it — members of Congress. Democrats are so certain that their own health would be endangered that they want no part of the disastrous Rube Goldberg contraption they’ve created.

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“ClusterCare” is a $700 billion tax hike that will bankrupt the country as certainly as night follows day. It is 2,000 pages of pure horror: a perfect read for Halloween, but completely inappropriate for children, who must ultimately pay for this disaster.

Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

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Are you flippin’ kidding me – only Congress is exempt from the travesty?

Proof enough for me that this bill must be rejected in its entirety.

bbh on October 31, 2009 at 5:50 PM

I’m still haunted by this picture, as Obama/Pelosi/Reid contemplate how BOHICA is the gift that keeps on giving.

Happy Halloween!

GnuBreed on October 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM

From Riehl world view…

Fed Insurer Drops Hernia Coverage As HC Bill Released
Come on. You can’t expect a bunch of old white guys who sit around and drink at night to suddenly start carrying 20 lbs. around with them everywhere they go without hurting themselves, now can you?

Jeff2161 on October 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Actually, I don’t expect any male or female of Congress to carry around, let alone read, the proposal they are cramming down our throats.

Remember, Congress is exempt from opting in!

bbh on October 31, 2009 at 8:57 PM

It’s another Tequila sunrise………

Robert17 on October 31, 2009 at 9:55 PM

What a surprise… not. Time to start hammering on this, especially the hypocrisy which is so much a part of this thing.

We gotta pass this fast with no reading, no consideration, no real investigation into how it will work or the long-term effects? It’s sooooooooooo important to pass this quickly, because otherwise we’re all going to DIE!!!!! But once it’s passed, it’ll be OK to wait three years to enact any of it. Just so long as we know it’s there, waiting, to fix our every problem. Are you KIDDING ME?????

The GOP needs to hit this part of it hard and fast. They need to hammer home the knowledge that this thing is only being delayed because of the 2012 election. Perhaps the knowledge that the libs are doing this to perpetrate yet ANOTHER bait and switch on the American people might just get folks off their keisters and into the streets to fight back.

As for the blatant You do what makes ME feel good” Congressional escape hatch… well. If the GOP doesn’t use THAT to completely destroy the fragile support this libby Congress has struggled to hold on to, well… Let’s just say it oughta be arse kickin’ time in such a case.

There is enough ammo in this and the other abominations put forth by this Congress to kick these clowns out on their big behinds next year. I call on the GOP to get down to business and get it done!

Mad Mad Monica on November 1, 2009 at 8:12 AM

Clustercare huh? Best description I’ve heard yet.

nascardad45 on November 1, 2009 at 8:41 AM

I was under the impression that Federal employees are exempt from this plan too. Am I wrong?

jeanie on November 1, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Don’t forget to add back in the Doc fix that apparently will be year to year of about 240 billion and the 500 billion in medicare cuts that won’t happen, can you say 2 trillion!

tim c on November 2, 2009 at 7:34 AM