How many lies did the president tell in getting Obamacare passed?
From ABC News back in November, 2009:
OBAMA: “And I promise you. We’re already starting to look at the fiscal year 2011 budget and the out years, and although we are in the midst of a recession, and we inherited a big structural deficit, no one’s more mindful than me of the fact that we can’t have a bill that simply blows up an additional entitlement that’s not paid for.”
TAPPER: “So Congress needs to know that you’ll veto any attempt to walk back what they’ve passed.”
OBAMA: “Congress needs to know that when I say this has to be deficit neutral, I mean it.”
Ummm, not so much, champ:
As we mentioned earlier today, Medicaid IS adding hundreds of thousands of people, which is many times the number of folks adding themselves to the private market. Which means we’ve got waaaay more people being added to the government dole than promised, and nothing approaching sufficient numbers of folks to pay-up for this newly expanded entitlement.
So, was Obama’s blanket assurance to the contrary a lie, or was President Genius simply ignorant about this entirely predictable (and predicted) outcome of his signature legislation?
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”