It is Christmas early: Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, has decided to admit to the American public that Democrats screwed America in 2010 when they joined Barack Obama in forcing the Affordable Care Act down the throats of the American people.
Here are his Thanksgiving week quotes on the subject (National Journal, link):
After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem—health care reform.
We were in the middle of a recession. People were hurting and saying, ‘What about me? I’m losing my job. It’s not health care that bothers me. What about me?’ … About 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer, private sector. So they weren’t clamoring.
When a high-ranking Liberal speaks the truth, it is as if dark forces have taken a momentary holiday and released their grip on the throats of the Democratic party faithful and the rest of us who have been dragged along into the hell they create by their obviously malignant policies.
I like that Mr. Schumer made reference to the “85 percent of all Americans” who were “fine” with their health care in 2009: this has been known from the beginning, and you have to marvel at how so many voters could have defended the Democrats’ reckless and damaging action to destroy what was working rather well, especially when you compare the health care system in 2009 versus something that was truly, horribly broken: Wall Street and its scams that destroyed the world economy in 2008.
As Shumer (now) says, Democrats spent their energy trying to fix “the wrong problem”.
Is this news? Not at all: any sentient being who was awake in 2009 knew that American health care was not even close to being a top priority. Our nation was in the worst recession since 1929, and the capital markets were in a shambles.
And so how, if you are a Socialist raised by America-hating Marxists, do you hijack the nation’s agenda and force a radical change to something as fundamental as Americans’ relationships with their doctors?
You lie, and lie big.
All the tapes of speeches by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber show a pattern of serious and malicious lies designed to sell the Affordable Care Act.
In those tapes, we learned many things, including that the Massachusetts version of Obamacare was itself a lie: Gruber says that the “dirty secret” of Romneycare is that it stole money from the Federal government. In other words, it is a ponzi scheme sold as fiscally responsible for the state (sound familiar?).
Gruber’s words on the subject:
The dirty secret in Massachusetts is the feds paid for our bill, OK? In Massachusetts, we had a very powerful Senator you may know. His name is Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy had basically figured out – Ted Kennedy and smart people in Massachusetts – had figured out a way to rip off the Feds for $400 million a year.
If you are a Liberal, you need to understand the implication of this particular “dirty secret”: when a system needs a bailout of $400 million from an outside agency in order for it to deliver on its promises, it is a fraud from day one and reveals the great lie of all Socialist policies: there is no free lunch, no magic program of “providing for all” while keeping costs under control.
It reminds me of those who tout the Canadian health care system without factoring in Canada’s neighbor to the south…the United States of America. When the Canadian health care system falls short, as it often does, Canadians head south, into America, to get what they really need. When you take this into account, can you really say that the Canadian system works?
If you say “yes”, then you are still in a profound delusion.
But don’t take it from me: perhaps Chuck Schumer can wake you up, finally.