This is in response to Tom Zirpoli's Oct. 30 column, "Misinformation abounds on Obamacare."
I agree with Zirpoli that there is a lot of misinformation about Obamacare, but I disagree with the source. I am limited to 400 words so I can't debate the constitutionality, or the income redistribution components of the law, so I'll address the flimflam aspects.
Zirpoli blames Republicans, but the real misinformation is the incompetence, deceit and illogical reasoning of Democrats. Republicans didn't write the law behind closed doors, Democrats did. Republicans didn't say you have to pass the law to see what's in it, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did. Only an idiot would vote for anything using Pelosi's logic, but the Democrats did.
Two years and over $160 million (and counting) later, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius couldn't even get the website running properly. Why would anyone have confidence in a health care law consisting of 1,200 pages with 8,000 pages of regulations headed by these people? I wouldn't buy a used car from them, but Zirpoli thinks I should put my health care in their hands.
The website fiasco is just the tip of the Obamacare incompetence iceberg. Let's go to the deceit. We all know "If you like your coverage you can keep it" was a lie. Even the liberal media admitted that. Obama also said Obamacare would lower your premium. "A family of four will save $2,500 a year." That statement doesn't get the same coverage, but was obviously a lie. Obama also used the word free, but nothing is free. Someone has to pay.
What is the Obamacare logic? We already have Social Security, Mediare, Medicaid and disability coverage. We are $17 trillion (and counting) in debt. With disregard for the fiscal future of this country, the Democrats made Obamacare exempt from the federal kickback law and shoved this whole convoluted and misleading fiasco down our throats Why would anyone think Congress, which loses $12 billion a year running the post office, could or should control health care, which is 18 percent of the economy?
Zirpoli said Obamacare will reduce the federal deficit by $210 billion over the next nine years, but the government will end up spending tens of billions of our taxes more a year than they projected. Time, and it won't take nine years, will tell which one of us is right.