Part of how the Liberal drags himself and us down the road to Serfdom is his ability to jumble his thought beyond recognition, such that they contradict themselves and defy even simple logic. He also is willing to tell big, bold lies in support of his bankrupt policies, with a straight face.
Here is an amazing Q&A on Obamacare with Ezekiel Emanuel, who predicted, now famously and I believe correctly, that Obamacare will end (i.e., destroy) employer-based healthcare in the United States, and who believes that — wait for it — this is a good thing.
Just watch the insanity fly out of his mouth, and be amazed that he believed every word of it:
Here’s his answer to the questions “Does the 7.1 million who have signed up on exchanges help the exchanges”:
It says there’s this huge pent-up demand out there for affordable health insurance. Despite not having two months at the start, getting it screwed up, people predicting the demise of health care reform, Americans signed up in droves.
In this answer we see the Liberal’s reality distortion field at work: he treats the signups as if (1) they are from previously uninsured people, and (2) that they were done voluntarily.
In truth, the vast majority of signups are from people who already had health insurance, but lost it because of the draconian impact of Obamacare. Indeed it is becoming more widely reported that Obamacare has hardly touched the uninsured population, and furthermore that even when fully implemented there will be in excess of 30 million Americans still not covered. An inconvenient truth, yes Zeke?
Furthermore, Emanuel’s celebration of Americans who “signed up in droves” ignores the fact that Americans are being FORCED to sign up by the “individual mandate”, in which stiff financial penalties will be imposed by the IRS on those who don’t comply.
And so of course people are signing up, because if they don’t, they will be hit on the head by jack-booted government thugs. The absurdity of touting forced signups as an endorsement of Obamacare was ridiculed for laughs by the new host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, the other night.
You will love this:
Only the Liberal mind could equate Fascism with freedom, and Jimmy Fallon shines a nice spotlight on the Liberal mind.
Moving on, Emanuel is asked to address the notion, lately promoted, that employers who drop health insurance and dump their employees onto exchanges will compensate such employees with raises (!!! Liberal will say ANYTHING!!!).
Here is his answer to the comment: “…a lot of people are skeptical that employers who drop coverage will actually compensate their employees with a raise.”
Yeah, I know, the American public is extremely skeptical of that. But every economic analysis that’s been done of health insurance with employers and wages shows that it is replaced almost dollar for dollar. It’s not replaced on Day One necessarily, but over a very short period of time, a few years, people get the money, in terms of higher wages. And similarly, one should say that when employers give you a richer health insurance package, that usually corresponds over time to a slower increase in wages.
Do you see the Liberal mind at work? My god how it deludes itself with pure fiction and fantasy.
What “studies” show that employers replace lost health insurance with raises, “dollar for dollar”? What a cruel joke it is that Obama allies, and Obama himself, will talk this way. At least there is universal acknowledgement of Obama’s BIG LIE, that you can keep your plan if you like your plan (to date the most diabolical lie ever told to get a destructive law passed).
And then he grabs the classic Liberal get-out-of-jail-free card: he pre-empts the obvious disappointment of not getting raises (AS IF) by promising that “…over a very short period of time, a few years, people get the money…”
Oh really? Wow, I feel much better now that Zeke has assured me that my raise will materialize in a few “YEARS”, which in his world is a “very short period of time”.
I have a different time frame for when the imagined employee raises will be given to employees who got kicked off their health insurance: NEVER.
Now here’s one of my favorite answers of all in his attempt to explain how the destruction of employer-provided health insurance can be a good thing:
The predicate, the assumption, behind my claim is that the exchanges are going to get better, that they’re going to be desirable shopping places, the options are going to be highly desirable, there’s going to be more choice for people. If the products available on the exchange are not equivalent to what responsible large private employers are doing, they’re not going to send their workers there. It’s just that simple.
Yes indeed, pure Liberal insanity on display.
“…the exchanges are going to get better…”
“…the options are going to be highly desirable…”
“…there’s going to be more choice for people…”
And then the big, huge, lie, designed to throw reasonable people off the scent of why Obamacare will fail utterly and totally: he says that employers will NOT send workers to the exchanges if the exchanges aren’t equivalent or better than what employers are providing.
This is a lie today, and will continue to be, even more so.
It is a lie today because employers are ALREADY dumping employees onto inferior, data-corrupt, un-secured health exchanges that offer almost no choice at all. They are doing so because Obamacare imposes penalties and costs on businesses that make it economically irrational for employers to continue offering health insurance.
The lies just keep piling up, but in the midst of them is an amazing truth from Emanuel: Obamacare is a giant wrecking ball ripping through our nation’s health care system.