The blogosphere is already exploding with commentary related to the news that the latest budget estimate for the cost of Obamacare is ballooning to $1.76 trillion from the originally promised $940 billion. Yes, the cost of Obamacare has already doubled and it has not even been implemented yet. Yes the left lied about the cost of the program and used accounting tricks to try and secure passage. Big deal; at this point it is par for the course for the left, for statists in both parties, for Obama and for any government program.
Read through the information regarding the Congressional Budget Office report from the link above and you will see that not only does Obamacare cost more than expected, but it will have the effect of crowding out private health care and pushing people onto government plans. To me this is more important than the increasing costs which should have been expected by any reasonable observer of Washington. Everyone knew this was going to happen. Anyone who really believed the cost projections we were offered, or that the intent of Obamacare was not to have government take over the insurance market is a idiot. What’s worse, they are useful idiots who carry water for lying statists and then make excuses after the lies are revealed.
It also annoys me that statists, leftists and big government types of both parties always pretend to be small government individualists or centrists during campaign season. Of course, what annoys me more is that voters always decide to believe them. Obama has clearly demonstrated an adherence to an overbearing government and a level of control and wealth redistribution far outside the principles of our Founding Fathers, but he gives a few good speeches and people decide he is probably a centrist.
As strongly as possible I encourage everyone to do their own research and maintain a cynical eye. Don’t trust the media, or politicians or even bloggers. Read everyone and draw your own conclusions. Obamacare never would have happened if voters had been paying attention from the beginning.