Monday, November 25, 2013
More Video Evidence from the Liar-in-Chief: All Through Obama's Presidential Campaign in 2007-08, He Was Against Government-Mandated Heath Care
Obama even likened forcing Americans to purchase health insurance to forcing homeless people to buy homes
by Larry Simons
November 25, 2013
Just when you thought there couldn't be anything worse than President Obama telling the American people on camera, no less than 36 times, that they could keep their health insurance only to discover it was all a big lie, let me assure you, it can get worse. And it has.
It turns out that Obama is not just in the business of promising things to the American people he has no intention of delivering, but is also in the hypocrisy business. During his 2007-2008 presidential run, Obama is seen on camera numerous times telling crowds of people and even other presidential candidates he was running against that he is vehemently against a government mandate for purchasing health care.
In one clip, during a Democratic debate, [then] Senator Obama addresses a question posed by Anderson Cooper about a comment made by [then] Senator John Edwards' about Obama's health care proposal. Here is the dialogue:
Cooper: Senator Obama, 45 million uninsured Americans, Senator Edwards said your health plan doesn't really provide universal health coverage, does it?
Obama: Absolutely it does. John and I have a disagreement. John thinks that the only way we get universal coverage is to mandate coverage. I think that the problem is not that people are trying to avoid getting health care coverage, it's folks like that who are desperately are in desire of it but they can't afford it.."
In another clip from CNN, in a debate with [then] Senator Hilary Clinton, Obama says this:
"Senator Clinton has a different approach. She believes that we have to force people who don't have health insurance to buy it. Otherwise there will be a lot of people who don't get it. I don't see those folks, and I think that it is important for us to recognize that if, in fact, you're going to mandate the purchase of insurance and it's not affordable, then there's going to have to be some enforcement mechanism that the government uses and they may charge people who already don't have health care fines or have to take it out of their paychecks, and that I don't think is helping those without health insurance".
In another clip from the same debate with Senator Clinton, Obama says this:
"Massachusetts has a mandate right now. They have exempted 20% of the uninsured. Because they've concluded that that 20% can't afford it. In some cases there are people who are paying fines and still can't afford it, so now they're worse off than they were. They don't have health insurance and they're paying a fine". [Audience applauds after this]
In another clip, Obama tells and elderly man:
"If we set up the system in the first term and we still have a significant number of people who don't have health insurance, that I'm open to saying, for example, that there's a trigger. A certain number of people continue not to have health insurance, that trigger's automatically within the law the institution of some sort of mandate. The simple point that I don't want to create is a situation where you've got...we say there's a mandate, people have to purchase it, but frankly they don't have the money to purchase it, and then we've created a bunch of outlaws out of people who would love to have health care coverage but don't have it".
In another clip from CNN from 2008, Obama compares a government mandate of the purchase of health care to a mandate to force homeless people to buy homes. Obama says:
"If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house. The reason they don't have a house is they don't have the money".
watch the montage of clips
Obviously, this is hypocrisy at its very finest. Obama was against a mandate during his entire presidential campaign and now we have government-mandated health insurance. Yes, Obama is a colossal liar and hypocrite.
The scary part is that Obama specifically stated how absurd it would be to force homeless people to buy homes when they can't afford it as an analogy to illustrate the absurdity of forcing people to purchase health care. And now government health care is mandated, through a law written by his administration and signed by him, when he specifically condemned others for wanting this very thing.
Are we to take from this that the next piece of legislation on Obama's list to be voted on is a bill mandating Americans to buy homes [including the homeless]?