I stumbled onto a Liberal website and saw this amazing open letter to Barack Obama and I just had to share it. Wow.
Dear Barack Obama,
I am a big fan, and voted for you enthusiastically in 2008 and again in 2012. I must confess that my recent health insurance cancellation due to the Affordable Care Act is really upsetting! You told me I could keep my insurance if I liked it, and now that turns out to be not true.
I know the Obamacare fiasco is hurting your popularity, and your entire agenda right now, So I want to help you with an easy way out of this mess!
I was reading a magazine from my big pile of old New York Times papers and was shocked to read this quote of yours in a January 2010 article about Harry Reid, you faithful ally in the Senate (from Harry Reid Faces Battles at Home and in Washington, January 12, 2010, author Adam Nagourney):
“Well, if you’ve got insurance companies spending hundreds of millions of dollars scaring the daylights out of people into thinking that somehow this is a government takeover of health care, that it’s unpaid for, that it means huge new taxes on them, that it’s going to mean higher premiums — if that’s the information you’re getting, shoot, I’d be against it, too,” the president told me.
Mr. President, in your own words, you should now be against this terrible law!
You said so yourself!
The ACA is unpaid for, and it does mean huge new taxes (John Roberts said it was a “tax”, didn’t he?) and higher premiums, and even worse we are all losing our health insurance and being forced by the government onto exchanges, which sounds an awful lot like a government takeover of health care.
The “ACA-compatible” new plan being offered to me is going to cost me over $3,000 more per year when you said the average family would save $2,500 per year! And my deductible is going from $5,000 per year to $7,500, which means my annual cost is actually going up $5,500 per year.
I can’t afford that! Did you mean to do this? Republicans say you did it on purpose, but I can’t let myself believe that.
Anyway, as much as I support what you are trying to do, I really wanted to write you and ask you why you are still supporting this terrible law?
In your own words in 2010, you’d be “against it” if the nasty things being said about it were true, and now that we know they ARE true, I am asking you to be against it, please, just as you said you would be!
Your 2010 quote goes on to say the following:
“Once this thing is passed and signed, then suddenly The New York Times and other newspapers are going to have a big article saying what does this mean for you, and people will take a look at it and say, ‘You know what, this is a lot better deal than I thought.’…”
Mr. President, the New York Times has had many “big articles” pointing out that Obamacare is a worse deal than we all thought, not a better deal.
So I ask you to reconsider, and be true to your own words in 2010 — that you’d be against it too.
Be against it now, and repeal it, because it is as bad as people said it might be.
And even worse, if you ask me.