Thursday, September 10, 2009

President Obama, Scam Artist

President Obama claims to know of $500 billion of waste and fraud in the current federal health programs. His programs.

Last night he offered to tell us where in Medicare and Medicaid expenditures the waste and fraud occur. He'll tell us, in fact he'll actually reduce the $500 billion to zero!, if only we'll buy his bright, shiny new health program for $1 trillion.

I'm reminded of the scam one reads about every few years where a street artist approaches a credulous (and greedy but otherwise upstanding) citizen and offers to sell a package filled with $10,000 in cash for only $5,000. There's usually a sob story along the lines of, "My late spouse left this money under the mattress. Every time I see the money it reminds me of the one I loved and lost. I'd rather give the money away than suffer the pain of the memories it brings. You can have it for just $5,000. That way you benefit and I benefit, too."

The slightly greedy but otherwise upstanding citizen rushes to the bank and returns with $5,000 in cash. Only after the trade is made does the truth become apparent: The package was switched and full only of clipped paper. Scam.

So it is with President Obama's package.

Mr. President, show me the money! If you know where $500 billion of fraud and waste, it is your sworn duty to stop it. Now.

Otherwise, this is only another Washington shell game.


Anonymous said...

Obama is not a scam he is the Heartbeat of America.

Anonymous said...

The Heartbeat of America is a great slogan for one of the best Presidents we have ever had. Don't let anyone else scam you into believing otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the Heartbeat of America. He is tthe first President that is not trying to scam the America people with a lot of BS.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the Heartbeat of America. The only politician who is not a scam.

If You Have Health Insurance, the Obama Plan:

* Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

* Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age.

* Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most.

* Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don't go broke when they get sick.

* Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money.

* Protects Medicare for seniors.

* Eliminates the "donut-hole" gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

Bob Leibowitz said...

Anonymous -- Thanks for posting.

You've listed seven points in favor of Obamacare. If you believe more than two, you need to pay close attention to the mental coverage.

Past that, if you claim that you've actually read the "Obama Plan" and so are qualified to tell us what it contains, your credibility is at issue. Of course, if you haven't read it you're credibility is at issue as well.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes that Obama is the heartbeat of America, need to remember who he works for...The GOVERNMENT. Obama continuing where Bush left off. His presentation is just different ( which obviously is apart of their agenda). We go from having a fool in office who doesn't care how much of an ass he makes of himself, to a president he seems nice and looks nice...but is full of shyt. There is a method to the madness and part of that method is to keep the people poor and stupid....which is exactly what they are doing if you think Obama is going to "Help" the people.