Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trickery and Deceit, ObamaCare Version

The usual methodology of the superannuated is trickery and deceit. Fits Harry and Nancy to a "T", eh?

The actual cost of ObamaCare?


"But gee, hey, CBO didn't say that!"

There's a reason:

"When the bills force somebody to pay $10,000 to the government, the Congressional Budget Office treats that as a tax. When the government then hands that $10,000 to private insurers, the CBO counts that as government spending. But when the bills achieve the exact same outcome by forcing somebody to pay $10,000 directly to a private insurance company, it appears nowhere in the official CBO cost estimates — neither as federal revenues nor federal spending." --Cato Institute Study

See how it works? No different than smacking somebody with a 2x4 and calling it a "kiss."

HT: Ace

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Add a couple of surmises to the discussion. Typically, government programs cost triple what is projected. Now add that proponents of government involvement, including our own Sen Russ Feingold want a "single Payer" monopoly. Undoubtedly the adage, "he who has the gold, rules" will apply, and more government mandates will follow the money, driving costs UP, not down. Currently, health care amounts to approximately $2.4 Trillion, and now about half of that is paid for by one level of government or another. The goal being to eventually have government pay for it all, will mean adding at least $1.2 Trillion PER YEAR to our taxes, or debt accumulation, BEFORE increased costs are factored in. And the more the interrim program fails as inevitably it must, the more pressure there will be to completely take over the industry. And THAT is the goal in the first place.

Ken Van Doren