I'm rushed because I get letters every day from families that are being clobbered by health care costs. And they ask me, "Can you help?"
Lie. Obama isn't as concerned with getting this done quickly for people that are in need, he is interested in getting this done quickly before people see what is really in this plan. It is just like his stimulus that wasn't a stimulus. He wanted that passed quickly before people had time to digest the fact that the stimulus bill was more about returning political favors than it was about simulating the economy. The fact that unemployment is so high, and other economic indicators are worse since the stimulus is proof of this. Obama is lying to cover his tracks. He wants this done now because he knows if it has to wait he will have to compromise and not get the reform towards socialism he really wants.
Now, I do think it's important to get this right. And if, at the end of the day, I do not yet see that we have it right, then I'm not going to sign a bill that, for example, adds to our deficit. I won't sign a bill that doesn't reduce health care inflation so that families as well as government are saving money. I'm not going to sign a bill that I don't think will work.
Lie. Obama is either purposely lying about this or he is just plain dumb. Maybe it is both. But this bill will not reduce health care inflation. Health care inflation is a result of the massive insurance premiums providers have to pay to protect themselves against frivolous malpractice suits. A bill that doesn't address tort reform will not address health care inflation. Unless of course the government mandates pricing. Obama has lied and said he doesn't want that, but you can bet that if the government is paying they will tell doctors what they can charge.
With respect to all of the negotiations not being on C-SPAN, you will recall in this very room that our kickoff event was here on C- SPAN and, at a certain point, you know, you start getting into all kinds of different meetings. Senate Finance is having a meeting; the House is having a meeting. If they wanted those to be on C-SPAN, then I would welcome it. I don't think there are a lot of secrets going on in there.
Lie! Reports have been rampant that he has been calling in members of congress trying to bolster support for this ridiculous move to socialism. His last sentence is very telling: "I don't think there are a lot of secrets going on in there." This way if he is called on this lie he can claim that he never said there were no secrets. This guy is as dirty as pig in mud, no matter how much lipstick they try to put on the pig.
And the last question was with respect to TARP. I -- let me take a look at what exactly they say we have not provided. I think that we've provided much greater transparency than existed prior to our administration coming in.
Lie. Further, he didn't promise more transparency than the Bush administration during the campaign, he promise FULL transparency. Obama is telling lies on top of lies. First he lies about full transparency, then to cover that lie he lies about more transparency than the Bush administration. How anyone believes a word that comes out of this idiot's mouth is beyond me.
Well, No. 1, not only in the public option, but the insurance regulation that we want to put in place will largely match up with what members of Congress are getting through the federal employee plan.
Lie. Federal employees currently get the best health insurance in existence. Little out of pocket costs with full benefits. It would be impossible to provide that to every man, woman, and child in the United States. The costs would be in the mega-trillions, and getting care would become impossible since it would be virtually free. Further, it has already come out that this public plan for the general population will be separate from the federal employee plan, and that federal employees would get to keep their current plans. Including CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT!!! This lie is ridiculous and the press should be ashamed of themselves for not calling Obama on this.
You know, I would be happy to abide by the same benefit package. I will just be honest with you. I'm the president of the United States, so I've got a doctor following me every minute...
... which is why I say this is not about me. I've got the best health care in the world. I'm trying to make sure that everybody has good health care, and they don't right now.
Liar. He even admitted it with the "joke". He wouldn't want to drink his own kool-aid.
They're going to have to give up paying for things that don't make them healthier. And I -- speaking as an American, I think that's the kind of change you want.
This is the biggest lie of all "speaking as an American". This guy is about as American as Fidel Castro. The fact that this guy got elected is scary enough. Congratulations to you who voted for him, we are getting exactly what you were told we'd get. A liar, a socialist, a terrorist sympathizer. May God help us all.
(Note: There are hundreds more lies I could highlight from last night, but I have neither the time or the patience to point them all out. Go here for the full transcript of this lying liar's lies: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/22/transcript.obama/index.html?eref=rss_latest)