What is wrong with Obama's health plan? I put together my own outline. I'd like to know if anybody thinks that I missed anything.
1 The messenger, Barack Obama
a. He has a liar history
i. His parents started him on a life of lies
1. His parents’ marriage is undocumented but claimed.
2. The location of his birth is questionable.
3. His “birth announcement” has somebody else’s address on it.
ii. He lied as he campaigned to be president
1. 158 lies of his are documented before election
iii. He lies about who is supporting his plan
1. He claimed that AARP is supporting it but AARP came out to say that was wrong.
2. Congress won’t quit their plans to become part of this plan.
3. He won’t switch to this plan.
4. He promised to close Guantanamo but didn’t.
5. He promised to get us out of Iraq fast but isn’t.
6. He promised for “transparency” but hides his personal data.
7. He lies about what the problems with the current system are
a. The president claimed that the cost of treating uninsured people raises the cost of health care for the rest of Americans by $1,000 per family.
b. The Web site pointed to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation that showed the $1,000 figure is "clearly an exaggeration."
c. According to the foundation, the amount of costs that care providers can shift to the privately insured is only about $8 billion, which Factcheck.org calculated comes to about $200 per family per year.
b. He had so little experience in Congress
c. He showed that he knew little, feeling a need to vote “present” over a hundred times.
d. He grew up in Chicago “Machine” politics
e. He had no real plans, he had ideas, instead, for most of his campaign “promises” and that makes this “plan” unbelievable.
i. His “promises” to fix things were based on nothing and similar to Miss America talking about “peace in the world”.
ii. His ideas sounded good, but so similar to campaigning for baseball, apple pie, hot dogs, and Chevrolet.
iii. Tax increases
1. First he said there would be no tax increases for those who earn less than $250,000.
2. He then said people’s health plans would be taxed
3. He canceled the plan to tax health plans.
f. His choices for “leadership” under him are bad.
i. He went ahead with the bailout, which was against the better judgment of at least 90% of the people and it has yet to be proven to be doing anything useful.
1. The economy seems to be coming back despite the plan doing no good.
2. The only reason that the economy seems to be looking better is because the bailout money is supporting those how those “results” seem but that aren’t really.
ii. Ezekiel Manuel wrote (as was reported in Lancet magazine)
1. His being the brother of Rahm Emanuel seems like nepotism.
2. His thoughts in Lancet
b. It told how “social usefulness” will be a criteria to help decide who gets what.
i. Who will be doing the deciding?
1. This has too great a possibility to be political.
2. Somebody could decide, based on political party affiliation.
ii. What is the standard for “social usefulness”.
1. Maybe one person thinks an old person is not “socially useful” but their relatives might disagree.
2. There’s too great a chance of there being a “good old boys” club deciding they, themselves, are “socially useful” when they leech off society.
g. People are worried about Obama leading the USA to becoming a socialist nation.
i. Obama grew up under the influence of people who were for socialism.
ii. People are worrying about the Constitution and the sovereignty of the USA
1. Obama stated that he wanted to “update” the Constitution.
2. Obama is for making the UN more powerful and the USA less powerful
3. Fighting against and demonizing those against the plan shows a dislike of the first amendment.
4. Promoting bills or international laws to ban guns shows a dislike of the second amendment.
5. Since the government took over the USA car industry and even fired the CEO of General Motors, the federal government is going beyond what its constitutional powers meant for it to do.
h. When all other plans are gone (because those under current plans will eventually die and nobody will be allowed to have current plans after the date this plan is initiated), there will be no choice.
2 Demonizing those who oppose the plan.
a. Attacking the opponents by calling them names changes what the discussion ought to be about.
b. When there is a government email address where people are to report email addresses of others who are opponents, that sounds like something that Nazis did.
3 Not everybody wants health insurance
a. Five-sixths have it.
b. One-sixth doesn’t have it.
i. Many young people consider themselves healthy enough to not want the expense.
ii. Some people (14 million) who can afford it prefer to spend their money elsewhere.
c. People are concerned about the cost.
i. The cost is said to be coming 2/3 from Medicare savings but how there are no specifics.
ii. Medicare has been said to be bankrupting the country and it’s a government program, so it’s questionable how well the government could keep this plan from bankrupting the country.
iii. Illegal aliens will be on the plan despite their illegal status and six million of those not having insurance are illegal aliens.
iv. Many people don’t abortions to be paid for.
4 Obama seems more interested in creating his own plan than fixing what is broken.
a. Obama’s ego seems to be part of the problem with getting reform.
b. The problems of the current system aren’t addressed.
i. Tort reform
ii. Exorbitant drug prices
iii. It’s not possible for people to sign up for plans across state lines, to make the system more competitive.
c. Colorado and other places have been shown to have good/cheap/working plans but they’re being ignored.
d. If people are currently kicked off plans because of expensive problems such as cancer, just change the law to no longer allow that from happening.
e. If people lose their health coverage when they lose their job, just allow them to go on Medicare.
5 Obama won’t address the concerns about the plan
a. There was such a rush put on the plan that many didn’t have time to figure out all of what it is to do.
b. There is the question of whether people will lose their ability to choose their own plan.
i. Instead of rightfully affirming that once the plan takes effect, no other plans will be available, he tells how people can keep their present plans, but that doesn’t address what is being asked about.
ii. FactCheck.org told how it is likely that employers will find it too expensive to continue current plans.
c. The plan would, supposedly, be less expensive but the Congressional Budget Office said otherwise.
6 Obama’s supporters use the media to show falsehoods.
a. In the Huffington Post a young man was said to be saluting as if to Hitler but the upraised arm was holding a sign.
b. A man was holding a sign comparing Obama to Hitler, to make protesters look bad, and was later seen handing out Democrat literature.
ACORN, which has a track record of doing things that are illegal, will be signing people up.