Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One illustration that completely debunks the entire premise of the 2000+ page health care bill

Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner points us to an amazing graph, prepared by Jeffrey Anderson of the Pacific Research Institute, which shows the blatant sleight-of-hand accounting that's being used by liberal Democrats in Congress and the White House to claim that their proposed health care "reform" scheme will cost "only" 800 billion dollars or so over its first ten years.

Anderson's illustration (which uses information obtained from the Congressional Budget Office review of the Senate bill) not only clearly debunks that assertion, it also documents that the true cost of this debacle's first decade (that really begins in 2014, despite the disturbing fact that the large amount of tax money which will go toward funding this unconstitutional mess will begin to be confiscated from us in 2011, three full years earlier) is actually closer to 1.8 trillion dollars, or more than double the fanciful cost estimates the likes of Obama, Pelosi and Reid are spewing non-stop to anyone who'll listen to their nonsensical rantings (click for a larger image):

Didn't we just get finished sending a whole bunch of so-called financial wizards to Federal prison for making just these kinds of dodgy, demonstrably false claims?

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