DC Trawler

Obama lied, his law’s misapplied

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The American Spectator reports:

The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care “reform” law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, according to career HHS sources, who added that Sebelius’s staff refused to review the document before the vote was taken.

“The reason we were given was that they did not want to influence the vote,” says an HHS source. “Which is actually the point of having a review like this, you would think.”

Only if the review backs up the position of those in power. Otherwise: “Whoops! Where did that report go? I know it was around here somewhere… Oh well!”

Gabriel Malor puts it best:

So in addition to midnight votes and bribes to reluctant Congressmen, the Obama folks sat on government reports, reports that the taxpayers paid for, which would have shined a light on the President’s healthcare reform lies. And that’s what they were. He can’t plead ignorance. His own actuaries were telling him it would raise premiums while he was going on TV and saying the opposite.

So far, the only thing Obama has said that’s been true is, “As I stand here today…” Yep, Mr. President, you’re standing there. And it’s today. Ya got me on that one, big guy.

Jim Treacher