Thomas Schaller's admission that the Obama Administration's rollout of the Affordable Care Act was a "disaster" is the true news of his column ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec 11). Of course, the real reason for Mr. Schaller's condemnation of the Obamacare rollout is he knows no matter how he would have applied his liberal spin to the disaster, the public sees reality everyday as hardworking Americans find out the truth. President Barack Obama said that, "if you like your plan, you can keep it, period." He said you can "keep your doctor" and that average American families "will save $2,500 per year on health care costs." All three promises are turning out to be lies.
Mr. Schaller's statement that "President Barack Obama has apologized repeatedly in fact for his administration's errors of both commission and omission," is another example of liberal spin. The "errors" were outright lies. If the public knew before the election that he was lying to them, we may have had a different person living in the White House today. If, as a business owner, I flat out lied to my customers while promoting a large business transaction and the customer discovered I misrepresented the product after they bought it, I could be charged with committing fraud, tried and if found guilty, sent to jail.
For Mr. Schaller to try and gloss over the disaster of Obamacare by telling us how wonderful President Obama's spending of $800 billion through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act turned out to be is like the magician using sleight of hand to make you think you see something that doesn't exist. The difference between stimulus spending over two years and Obamacare is that the average citizen has no direct understanding of what, if any, good that $800 billion did, but they know what the increase of 50 to 80 percent per month in their health plan cost will do! They know what losing their trusted doctor means. They know what a $6,000 to $8,000 increased medical deductible fee will do to their family.
Yes, we Americans understand the "Affordable Care Act." We know it's unaffordable, and we know it's the gift that will keep on giving, and that's why the liberal socialists want you to follow their sleight of hand diversions. Keep watching, this is just the beginning.
Paul Johnson, Timonium
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