Monday, July 20, 2009

Waterloo — Barack Obama Intends to Break the Back of the American People

Sen Jim DeMint had the audacity to speak out against Obama's back-breaking plans, and is now being attacked.

He must have struck a nerve. Keep those phone calls and faxes going.

Erick Erickson at RedState does a brilliant recap:

Waterloo — Barack Obama Intends to Break the Back of the American People

Jim DeMint, on a conference call the other day, said healthcare is Barack Obama’s Waterloo. If healthcare fails, Obama is broken.

Jake Tapper reports the White House intends to use that comment to rally its troops in the healthcare fight:

"Officials will say the people being 'broken' are the American people going bankrupt paying for health insurance premiums that increase 10 percent every year, the source says, and that those who want to use this issue to break the president are doing nothing but working for insurance companies and insurance executives."

Um, actually Barry and Rahm, the American people are broke now because of your spending. And we cannot afford more.

It is laughably outrageous that Barack Obama would dare say health insurance is driving Americans to bankruptcy when the very plan he proposes would bankrupt the entire country.

Irony with Barack Obama knows no bounds.

Just the other day, Barack Obama said , “I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade. And by helping improve quality and efficiency, the reforms we make will help bring our deficits under control in the long term.”

Yet, every single Democrat proposal compounds the deficit to such a massive degree that the CBO has not had time to do all the math and its latest numbers are subject to further change.

“The $1 trillion plan, which was unveiled on Tuesday, 'would result in a net increase in the federal budget deficit of $239 billion over the 2010-2019 period,' according to a report submitted to Congress by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.”

The American people are broke. It is not the insurance companies that did. It’s Obama’s out of control spending.