Obama Lied and People Cried

It is now clear as daylight that Obama lied — if there ever was any doubt. It was the fundamental crux of his plan. Even more important, it was the important key selling point to ObamaCare, the holy grail. So he sold it on a big fat lie, not just on a false premise.

 He said if you like it “you can keep it, no matter what.” This is a guy who not only has a penchant for lying, he gleefully does it. They knew it was not true but the political aides  won out. Obama used it a couple dozen times as the central selling point of his plan.

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 Now comes the cries from all the people who lost. It hardly matters whether they bought into ObamaCare or didn’t, they lost. Of course, they try to revise his remarks but he said it over and over, succinctly and deliberately, so everyone would hear and understand it.

 “Period”  He even punctuated his remarks. It was Bill Clinton pointing the finger a thousand times over. But the blue dress is in broad daylight.

 The anti-choice president now says he meant something else. They blame insurance companies. They set out to make other plans illegal using the mandate. So not only do you not have choice, but you are taxed for it, since that is what Obamacare actually is.

Now he even has the gall to lie while trying to explain and excuse his first lie. He claims if it wasn’t changed after the ObamaCare passed, you could keep it. Lie.

 But wait, it always gets worse with Obama. In the last speech he delivered to try to hedge his declining approval, he transformed the word mandate into the word rights. Then he said they can’t ever take your rights away. Another specious sales tactic. This is akin to declaring anything people don’t want “a right” that cannot be taken away from you.

Over the big lie, we were sold a plan and they even lied about that. They called the tax a penalty. Then they called the mandate a patient’s right. It’s all based on lies. So they believe they are justified to tell unlimited numbers of lies to explain it. These justified lies are probably the worst. Remember Nixon, Watergate, and the cover up? Hard to say which is worse, though you can trace which came first. (read  my above description again, this is his latest pitch…trying to gloss over his lies and the truth in one swoop)

A woman described her typical situation in WSJ. She is a cancer patient.

“What happened to the president’s promise, “You can keep your health plan”? Or to the promise that “You can keep your doctor”? Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.

“For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take away people’s ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they may die. I guess that’s a highly effective way to control medical costs. Perhaps that’s the point.”

Ms. Sundby lives in California.

Obama lies busted: no, you can’t keep your plan or doctor.

Then there are the effects of ObamaCare. Remember up till lately, deny, distort and defer any suggestions of economic effects. A simple search reveals the top 5 or 6 claiming it is bogus to suggest ObamaCare had no effect. Remember, it reduced the level of part time to 30 hours.

They claimed there is no evidence of ObamaCare affecting jobs and business. Even during the shutdown they were quick to condemn any economic effects while denying ObamaCare effects. I postulated that they intended to blame the shutdown for X-care’s effects.

ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs

ObamaCare’s impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers’ hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries.

In the interest of an informed debate, we’ve compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare’s employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Oct. 17, our ObamaCare scorecard included 351 employers. Here’s our latest analysis, highlighting the consequences of cuts to work hours at more than 100 school districts due to ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Recently, we examined Indiana’s 10th Amendment challenge to the employer mandate. IBD also explained why the employer mandate will undercut the goals of ObamaCare — affordable, reliable coverage — even in cases when employers don’t cut work hours. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.

We’ll continue to update the list, which we encourage you to share and download into a spreadsheet to sort and analyze. If you know of an employer that should be on the list and can provide supporting evidence, please contact IBD at jed.graham@investors.com or @IBD_JGraham.

More on the list

Here are a few examples of the lengthy list.

Indiana

Indiana state gov’t

Public

Cut hours for part-time and temp employees from a maximum of 37.5 hours per week to fewer than 30

Oct-13


Florida

SeaWorld Entertainment

Private

Cut hours for part-time workers from a maximum of 32 to 28 per week

Sep-13

Utah Alpine School District Public Cut part-time hours to a maximum of 27.5 per week, avoiding $4.2 million cost. Jobs effected 800 May-13

California

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Private

Cut hours of employees working up to 39 hours a week to less than 30

Aug-13

New Jersey

NEMF trucking company

Private

Cut hours for dock workers and customer service reps from 33 per week to a maximum of 29.

Number of jobs 400

Jul-13

This  has been done over time. Look at the exhaustive list. Many of them public schools and universities, and local governments. Commonly reducing hours to fewer than 30 and limiting new hires to part time. As they say, “it’s all the rage”

Anyone who said there was little evidence of effects either isn’t looking or doesn’t want to find it. Fear not, more incontrovertible proof.

The Foundry reported:

Proof That Obamacare Is Hurting the Economy

James Sherk | October 22, 2013

Today’s jobs report shows the labor market recovery remains weak—and businesses are telling the Federal Reserve one of the main reasons is Obamacare.

Last week’s Federal Reserve Beige Book includes direct references to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) causing employers not to hire workers. The Beige Book “summarizes comments [the Fed] received from business and other contacts” in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The October 16 Beige Book mentions the Affordable Care Act and its regulations 10 times—and each time, the districts report it has hurt employers, increased costs, and/or depressed hiring. Look at what businesses are reporting about the Affordable Care Act:

Summary. “Several Districts reported that contacts were cautious to expand payrolls, citing uncertainty surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and fiscal policy more generally.”

Atlanta Fed. “Employers continued to report hiring hesitancy related to changes in healthcare regulation and fiscal policy uncertainty.”

Philadelphia Fed. “In regard to hiring and capital expenditure plans, firms continued to expand cautiously, as they face ongoing uncertainty from the federal government shutdown and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

Richmond Fed. “Many contacts also commented on reluctance to expand due to uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act; some employers cut hours or employees.”

Philadelphia Fed. “Overall, most bankers remained optimistic, although they expressed uncertainty on behalf of their business customers and for themselves over the implications of both the Affordable Care Act and a prolonged government shutdown.”

Cleveland Fed. “Most of our contacts are cautiously optimistic and expect little change in demand, although many were uneasy about fiscal issues and implications of the Affordable Care Act on their businesses.”

Cleveland Fed. “There is anxiety about rising health insurance premiums [among manufacturers], which was attributed to the Affordable Care Act.”

Cleveland Fed. “Many of our contacts are concerned about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the effect it will have on their total labor cost.”

Chicago Fed. “Wage pressures remained mild, while non-wage labor costs increased. A number of contacts voiced concern about the uncertainty surrounding future employer and employee healthcare costs. In addition, several reported changing their health insurance enrollment periods this year in order to match the deadlines of the Affordable Care Act.”

Dallas Fed. “One contact saw a few signed contracts designed to circumvent the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by utilizing a temporary employee full time, then hiring that person on a permanent but part-time basis when the ACA goes into effect.”

Many analysts have speculated about how Obamacare will affect the economy. The answer is very specific and real: It is costing people jobs.

One couple stated changes in their medical benefits for employees of their small business from ACA. Their premiums for covering their employees went from 355 per month to 733 per month, per employee. That’s more than double. That is not an effect? Are these deniers for real?

H/T to Dave for ideas