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No, #Obamacare will NOT lower insurance premiums by “$2,500 per family per year…”

Barack Obama Campaigns Less Than Two Weeks Away From Election Day

“…and if your employer does offer health care, we’re gonna work with your employer to lower premiums by up to $2,500 per family per year…”

-(Barack Obama, repeated approximately 1.6 billion times)

This was NOT some minor aspect of the whole health care debate. It was a central, mantra-like selling point specifically designed to placate the country into believing the Affordable Care Act would be a huge cost benefit to one-and-all:

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NOW they tell us: #Obamacare is a “Redistributionist Law”

Being an old Sales Guy, I’m particularly aware of any time someone is trying to “sell” me on anything.

Sales pitches in and of themselves are completely fine. My issue is with scammers, preying on people with pitches which are plainly, blatantly dishonest. So when I hear how a product will cure all of what ails me, while it simultaneously cleans my toilets and saves me gobs of cash, my sales-specific Spidey Sense kicks into overdrive.

Which is no doubt why I was immediately suspicious of the superlatives and proclamations accompanying the push to enact Obamacare originally. It was as if this one law was somehow a magical Nautilus machine, Viagra, and Hair Club For Men all rolled into one. And to reap the rewards of this wondrous, Unicorn-fueled legislation, all I had to do was repeat the words “Yes, We Can!!” over and over to myself, while trying very hard to not question how it’d all work.

Snake Oil - Obama

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