Journeying inside the Liberal mind is really quite something.
As we all know, in 2010, Democrats and Barack Obama forced through the Affordable Care Act, a corrupt and destructive law built on a host of extraordinary lies.
Not one Republican voted in favor of the law, a fact that will stand up more beautifully each year.
One of the principal scams inherent in the fraud known as Obamacare is that it would not cost the government much money — less than $1 trillion, lied Barack Obama — which in the midst of the 2008 global financial crisis was an important lie for Obama and Democrats to tell.
This lie was unmasked almost immediately, but not enough people cared. Remember this from 2012?
When President Obama was selling his health care legislation to Congress, he declared that “the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.” But with the law’s major provisions set to kick in next year, a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office projects that the law will cost double that, or $1.8 trillion.
What accounts for the dramatic difference? It’s true that at the time of passage, the CBO said the gross cost of the law’s provisions to expand insurance coverage would be $940 billion over a decade. But as many critics of the health care law pointed out at the time, this number was deceptive because it estimated spending from 2010 through 2019 even though the program’s major spending provisions weren’t scheduled to go into effect until 2014. Effectively, the original estimate measured the cost of six years of Obamacare instead of 10. <Washington Examiner, link>
As we can recall, the true cost of the monstrosity known as Obamacare was masked in several ways, including outright fraud (the 6-year / 10-year flimflam mentioned above), but also via the expected “income” the law would produce by various penalties and fees that would smack Americans in the face as the law got implemented.
But now that a particular form of those draconian consequences is about to be felt (penalties for those who did not sign up for health insurance), leading Democrats are calling for relief…
The three are Michigan’s Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, and Lloyd Doggett of Texas. All worked to help steer Obama’s law through rancorous congressional debates from 2009-2010.
The lawmakers say they are concerned that many of their constituents will find out about the penalties after it’s already too late for them to sign up for coverage, since open enrollment ended Sunday.
That means they could wind up uninsured for another year, only to owe substantially higher fines in 2016. The fines are collected through the income tax system.
“For the many families who may now be about to pay a penalty, there should be an opportunity to avoid both further penalties and to obtain affordable health insurance,” said Doggett. <Yahoo News, link>
I love the phrase “…many of their constituents will find out about the penalties…”
Since when do Democrats care about their constituents? Certainly they did not in 2010: the very essence of Obamacare is to shit in the face of constituents, because Americans NEVER WANTED THIS LAW.
The only question worth asking and answering is when Americans will demand that the law be repealed and replaced with something that is not diabolical and against