Sunday, June 21, 2009

The cat is out of the bag

Obama's proposal to provide health insurance for some 50 million Americans who lack it has become a contentious point for a Democratic-controlled House and Senate struggling to reach a consensus Obama desperately wants.

Much of the concern came after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the plan would cost $1 trillion over 10 years but cover only about one-third of those now lacking health insurance.

Democrats protested that the estimate overlooked important money-savers to be added later.

Not to pee on anyone's Cheerios but if there are money savers that can fund this program why can't they be revealed now. Anyone want to hazard a guess? If your brain is larger than a pea you can comfortably surmise that there is a) no funding available, b) there will be no savings to be found if and when the plan is implemented and c) once it becomes part of another government entitlement and these clowns are voted out of office they will finger point and blame the next administration for failing to fund it adequately.

If you need any more proof than looking at the ongoing struggle to fund Social Security in perpetuity you may need to open a window for some fresh air. Its basic math. The thing that really perplexes me it that during the Manhattan Project we could pool resources and solve a mystery or two of the Universe and not one clear thinking individual could be located in Washington who could locate even a myopic actuary to flesh the numbers. Oh, who am I kidding? A clear thinking person in Washington?

The rest at My Way News.

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