In March 2010 leading democrats and their lackeys in the state-run media were “just giddy” to report that they crunched some numbers and found the nationalized health care bill they were pushing would reduce the deficit by $138 billion.
It was a lie. Democrats knew it was a lie
But, after several backroom deals they rammed the bill through Congress anyway.

Then in May of 2010 the CBO corrected the numbers and said Obamacare will cost taxpayers at least $115 billion more than promised. Democrats pulled a fast one on the American public.
Republican Senators point out the deceit in a 2010 video:

Americans are right to be concerned about our country’s enormous debt, especially given the Congressional Budget Office’s recent announcement that the health care bill will not in fact provide the deficit reductions the president promised. Republicans are committed to addressing Americans’ concerns with fiscally responsible policies that will create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce our nations deficit.

This week the CBO released some revised numbers and the true cost of Obamacare is twice what we were promised.
The Examiner reported:

President Obama’s national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO’s standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama’s pledge that the legislation would cost “around $900 billion over 10 years.” When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.

Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law’s core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion.

It doesn’t matter. Democrats wanted to nationalize health care and they would do anything to achieve their goal. For democrats, the end always justified the means. They could care less how much their program really costs.

 

 

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  1. What’s this? You mean Obama and the Dems lied? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

  2. all he does is lie , lie ,lie

    and then sell out our friends and allies

  3. Now it will cost “twice-as-much”? Really? When did CBO ever get their estimates right. .things always cost more. .much more in the end. . . and not just actual dollars but time lost waiting in lines, poorer quality to “make the numbers” and deteriorating service.

    A centralized command & control operation is very inefficient. .and what helped cause the collapse of the former Soviet Union. . .

    But with the Usurper and Thief Obama in the White House and the RATs (DemocRATs) in the Senate led by Harry Reid. . . expect it to go from bad to worse.

    That is why Nov 2012 matters. .time to take OUR Country back!!!

  4. @ mg4us – Amen – well said.

  5. to any Liberal.

    Name me one program the government does better than the privat sector.

    Just one.

  6. So they fraudulently used the “Reconciliation Procedure” in the Senate to pass Obamacare; that could only be “applicable” if the legislation was budget (cost) neutral. So it’s just “Naa-Naa-Boo-Boo” we fooled you? Is there no recourse for fraudulently passed legislation? Looks like only the ballot box and maybe the Supreme Court if the right arguments are put forward.

    Remember, the Dem’s had to go to this Senate Procedural “Trick” after they lost their 60 vote super majority in the Senate when Scott Brown won Teddy’s old seat in Mass.

  7. *NO ONE* knows what this health care mess is going to cost, not directly, not indirectly, not in terms of lost jobs or a destroyed insurance industry or destroyed health industry or enslaved health care workers.

    The bureaucratic regulations haven’t even been written yet. The cost of the bureaucracy alone will be astronomical.

  8. And what’s even worse is that WE THE PEOPLE know that it’s going to actually cost twice as much as the this new CBO estimate.

    Liars and cheaters – VOTE ‘M OUT 2012!

  9. you knew the mooslime was lying about healthcare costs from day 1….while he was a senator he was lying…he came out of his kenyan mothers womb lying…all he is, is one lying sack of kenyan fraud

    buck fobama

  10. giddy-up November!

  11. It’s going to cost more than they promised? Really??

    DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  12. Just hope the Supremes or next Congress terminates this program – with prejudice.

  13. WE THE PEOPLE figured out they were lying from Day 1. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of folks still in the House of Representatives and the Senate who voted to “pass the Bill” on March 24, 2010. We must work on the ground to get as many of these people voted out of office on November 6 as possible. They must be punished for violating our Constitution and voting to have the Government take over 1/6 of our economy. We cannot let our country be taken over by Socialists whether they are in the House, the Senate, or the White House — or the Unions!

  14. #7 March 14, 2012 at 7:13 am
    Skandia Recluse commented:

    *NO ONE* knows what this health care mess is going to cost, not directly, not indirectly, not in terms of lost jobs or a destroyed insurance industry or destroyed health industry or enslaved health care workers.

    The bureaucratic regulations haven’t even been written yet. The cost of the bureaucracy alone will be astronomical.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Absolutely! No one has ever attempted a bureaucracy to deal with 300 million people. The Nordic countries have populations under 10 million, entire countries with populations less than only metro New York City, and THEY couldn’t do it. Admin oversight ate the money.

    The private sector is the ONLY way to deliver affordable health care to the public. That’s a mass of entrepreneurs and local services which niches themselves serving different types of clientele and local needs and circumstances.

    There is no super computer than can handle what’s required … and they will push for more and more computerization that makes the priority of the health care service the administrative portion at the expense of actual health care delivery.

    It just isn’t possible to make a functioning centralized national health care system at the magnitudes of 300 million. It will create instead a centralized tyranny though, specializing in denying people all sorts of care, of work, of help.

  15. Obama was/is a sock puppet, remember the Pelosi/Reid train wreck that is Obamacare.

  16. USA! USA! USA! Way to go America! You voted for these a-holes and this is what you get. We tried to stop this. The Tea Party warned you. The Democrats lied to you. To us. You bought it. Now we get to suck on this.

    Ask any doctor and they will tell you that healthcare in this country is about to change drastically for the worst. But hey, everybody gets coverage. The same chitty coverage.



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