Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WH says Obamacare is just like Mass. health plan; Mass. Former Dem Treasurer says it will "wipe out the American economy"

Really, what's the difference? Both con artist's who steal money that doesn't really belong to them and spend it with no thought of the consequences. Cap and Trade would have been no different..one big ponzi scheme and the health care bill is even worse.

This weekend, David Axelrod, the president's top political advisor went on television and defended Democrats health care reform efforts by favorably comparing it to the state health care plan in Massachusetts:

"Senator [Scott] Brown [R-Mass.] comes from a state that has a healthcare plan that's similar to the one we're trying to enact here," Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week". "We're just trying to give the rest of America the same opportunities that the people of Massachusetts have."

By "the same opportunities that the people of Massachusetts have" I hope Axelrod isn't referring to premiums growing 21 to 46 percent faster than the national average or per capita health spending increasing faster than the national average in seven of the last eight years.

And what's the (formerly) Democratic state treasurer of Massachusetts have to say about all of this? Oh:

The Massachusetts treasurer said Tuesday that Congress will "threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years" if it adopts a health care overhaul modeled after the Bay State's.

Treasurer Timothy Cahill — a former Democrat running as an independent for governor — said the local plan enacted in 2006 has succeeded only because of huge subsidies and favorable regulatory changes from the federal government.

He asked, "Who, exactly, is going to bail out the federal government if this plan goes national?"

Cahill made his remarks after Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, accused him and Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker of being silent amid the state and national health care debates.

Cahill cited quotations in which he has called for the state to abandon its plan, and for the federal government not to match it.

He also gave reporters a copy of a recent state ledger sheet, showing the state's Medicaid program ballooning from $7.5 billion to a projected $9.2 billion since the plan was adopted. Meanwhile, of the 407,000 newly insured, only 32 percent paid for private insurance wholly by themselves READ MORE...

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