When Joe Wilson yelled “You lie,” it was not political rhetoric – it was the truth. On the other hand, Obama has been all rhetoric, particularly in regards to Obamacare.


Obama rhetoric: “If you like your existing health care plan, you can keep it.” Reality: Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance plans in spite of the grandfather clause in Obamacare. Obama rhetoric: “Our plan will save the average family $2,500 in premiums per year.” Reality: Premiums are going up dramatically, as well as deductibles. Obama rhetoric: “If you like your doctor, you can keep him.” Reality: Doctors are closing practices, retiring or refusing to participate in Obamacare. If your doctor is no longer available, the government chooses your doctor. Obama rhetoric: “It’s the law of the land.” Reality: Obama changes the law as he sees fit, something dictators do with a passion. Obama rhetoric: “Millions of previously uninsured Americans will now have access to health care.” Reality: Everyone has always had access to health care, but not necessarily health insurance.


To make matters worse, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 30 million Americans will still be uninsured by 2022 in spite of Obamacare. Weren’t the uninsured the primary reason for foisting this monstrosity on us in the first place?


In regards to the rollout: Obama rhetoric: “We’re going to fix this.” Reality: It cannot be fixed. Obamacare was designed to be such a disaster that Americans would beg for a single-payer system such as those in Canada or England. This methodology was designed by liberals to get what they want in spite of the misery and suffering it would cause real people in the interim. But them again, liberalism has never been about helping people. It’s been about power over people.


Richard Rustad


Aiken