March 15, 2010
10:00 AM EST
Take a look at Obama's remarks from yesterday in Strongsville, Ohio. The lies that he gets away with are amazing!
Obama says: "My proposal would bring down the cost of health care for families, businesses, and for the federal government. So, Americans buying comparable coverage to what they have today, I already said this, would see premiums fall by 14 to 20 percent. That's aren't my numbers, that's what the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says. For Americans who get their insurance through the workplace, how many people get insurance through your jobs right now, raise your hands. Well a lot of those folks, its your employer, it estimated, would see costs could fall by as much as 3,000 percent. That means they could give you a raise."(President Barack Obama, Remarks of President Barack Obama, Strongesville, OH, 3/15/10)
Here's the thing though, Dick Durbin doesn't believe it. And guess what, there is video saying so:
According to Durbin: "Anyone Who Would Stand Before You And Say Well, If You Pass Health Care Reform, Next Year's Health Care Premiums Are Going Down, I Don't Think Is Telling The Truth. I Think It Is Likely They Would Go Up, But What We're Trying To Do Is Slow The Rate Of Increase." (Sen. Durbin, Floor Remarks, 3/10/10)
Oh, and Obama endorsed a bill that would raise premiums... That's right, Obama Endorsed Senate Dems' Bill That Would Raise Premiums For Americans Purchasing Insurance Individually. "CBO and JCT estimate that the average premium per person covered (including dependents) for new nongroup policies would be about 10 percent to 13 percent higher in 2016 than the average premium for nongroup coverage in that same year under current law." (Douglas W. Elmendorf, Letter To Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), 11/30/09
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