Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How stupid do they think we are?

Rich Lowry at National Review on what we're supposed to assume to support Obamacare:
The Obama team is saddled with a foundering health-care strategy. But it has a fallback plan -- relying on the sheer dimwitted gullibility of the American public. How stupid do they think we are?

Stupid enough to think that a new $1 trillion health-care entitlement is just the thing to restore the country to fiscal health.

Stupid enough not to know that almost every entitlement known to man has cost more than originally estimated, with a congressional committee in 1967 underestimating by a factor of ten Medicare’s cost by 1990.

... Stupid enough not to focus on how the gap between the House plan’s revenue and spending steadily grows after the first ten years, making it a long-term budget buster.

Stupid enough to think increased preventive care will save the government money, just because Pres. Barack Obama constantly repeats it, despite all the independent studies to the contrary ...
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Lee said...

How stupid do they think we are? I'm not sure that's the right question. Maybe they don't think we're stupid; maybe they're just hoping we're stupid.