That was Barack Obama at a campaign rally on July 16, 2009, repeating the same thing he’d said many other times at many other events.
But, in spite of the fact that hundreds of thousands of people all over the country are now receiving letters telling them their plans are being cancelled, the Democrats are maintaining the position that the lie told countless times is still the truth. How stupid do they think we are?
Joseph Goebbels, oops, I mean Jay Carney has tried to spin it by saying that it was the insurance companies who were cancelling the plans, not the government. How stupid do they think we are?
Henry J. Aaron, an economist and health care ‘expert’ at the Brookings Institution, is a strong proponent of Obamacare and has penned a column for the New York Daily News in which he explains the truth (as he spins it) about those nasty cancellation letters. Aaron claims the Affordable Care Act “bars certain practices of insurance companies that most people find unacceptable at best, outrageous at worst.” He goes on to list things such as not covering preexisting conditions, cutting benefits when lifetime treatment costs exceed caps, charging 65 year olds more than 25 year olds, and other reasons. Aaron says that since the ACA does not allow plans to exist that contain any “noxious provision,” those plans have to be cancelled. He uses an analogy to make his case:
“Imagine a new law enacted to promote food purity. As it is being debated, you are told: “If you like what you eat, you can keep on eating it.” The new law takes effect, and one day, you find that the market no longer carries certain foods you have been buying. As it happens, those products included elements found to be bad for your health. The pure food act barred their use.”
What it boils down to is Aaron is saying yes, you can keep your plan, if the government thinks it’s good for you and, therefore, Obama did not lie. How stupid does he think we are?
How stupid do they all think we are?
Well, we did reelect Obama. That’s reason enough to think the country is stupid enough to believe a lie is true.