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  1. #1 Call Me 'paranoid': Too Many Holes In O's Health Pitch 
    An Adversary of Linda #'s
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    Aug 2005

    "He's going to 'do' the miracle of the loves and fishes again.They don't call him the 'Magic Negro for naught !"

    IF I went to a Democratic town hall, I'd probably boo, too. Hence, accord ing to various Democrats and supporters of ObamaCare, I'm paranoid and just a bit unpatriotic.

    Well, let me dilate on my paranoid treachery for a moment.

    Under the plan discussed at President Obama's infomercial-esqe town halls, America would cut costs and expand coverage while avoiding rationing. Apparently, it's paranoid to think that's too good to be true.

    Imagine you're in charge of bringing pie to a company picnic. You're planning to provide dessert for 100 people. Then, your boss says you need to hand out pie to 150. Fine, you say, I'll make more pies. But -- oh no! -- you can't because you've also been told costs must go down. OK, then you can cut slices of the existing pies smaller so everyone can have a piece. Wait! You can't do that either because you're not allowed to ration (i.e., give less to more).

    According to Obama, the health-care pie will be sliced into more pieces, of equal or greater size than available now, for less money -- all because government is so much better than the private sector at managing large projects.

    Such contradictions run through the talking points for ObamaCare. Consider life expectancy. In his big speech before the American Medical Association in June, Obama insisted that "the quality of our care is often lower, and we aren't any healthier. In fact, citizens in some countries that spend substantially less than we do are actually living longer than we do."
    Last edited by megimoo; 08-15-2009 at 10:31 AM.
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