During his Monday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh made the argument that President Barack Obama “is defrauding the entire country” by saying that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”
Limbaugh compared Obama to Ponzi scheme huckster Bernie Madoff and called the fraud “impeachable.”
He also said that the miserable HealthCare.gov rollout has gone exactly as planned. In order for Obamacare to be a successful policy, it requires people losing their health insurance and being forced to use the Obamacare exchanges, he explained.
“Here’s the thing — if you believe nothing of what I say, if you believe nothing of what I say — believe this,” Limbaugh said. “What people do not understand is that as far as Obama is concerned, Obamacare is working perfectly right now. It is happening exactly as it was drawn up. It is happening exactly as it was designed.”
With that in mind, Limbaugh argued Obama knew that was the case all along and called the sales pitch Obama used to push for the law’s passage “fraud” and “impeachable.”
“I mean, I’m sure that they would love it if you would happily give up your current policy, if you’d happily pay higher costs so that other people can be insured,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure they’d like that, don’t misunderstand. But the chaos, the confusion, the fact that you’ve got nowhere to go other than the exchange now, that’s exactly as designed. They don’t want an option where you keep your plan available to you. This is why the nature of Obama’s lie is so profound and huge and personal and impeachable, if you ask me. This lie, that you can keep your plan if you like it and keep your doctor, folks, that’s fraud.”
The conservative talker contended this was a level of fraud that affected more people than Madoff.
“It is arguable now who committed the greater fraud, Bernie Madoff or Barack Obama,” he continued. “Madoff defrauded a few. This is defrauding the entire country. The president of the United States lied to the entire country on the most important thing to people, their health care and their current plan, and remember, now, I want to try this one more time. His number one selling point that he repeated over and over again for three solid years was: ‘You like your plan, you keep it.’ There’s an obvious question that derives from that. Well, then why change anything?”