It's Clear Now We Can't Afford ObamaCare


The debt-ceiling debate has revealed that there are two types of politicians in America today: those who still claim we can afford Obamacare and those who will tell you the truth.

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the debt-ceiling debate, other than witnessing establishment politicians in complete denial of the mess they’ve made, is the fact that the Orwellian-named Budget Control Act of 2011 does so little to actually, you know, control the budget. Over the next decade, the plan piles up another $7 trillion of debt to be added to the current $14.5 trillion national debt – not exactly a profile in restraint.

I can’t say I’m surprised. Putting politicians in charge of budget control is about as smart as putting filmmaker Michael Moore in charge of the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” program or putting former New York DemocraticRep. Anthony D. Weiner in charge of Internet decency standards.

The $14.5 trillion debt monster has now grown larger the U.S. economy itself but, as evil as it is, it pales in comparison to the unfunded liability monster. It’s time we wrap our minds around this beast. It is so massive that it simply cannot be accurately measured. The “Big Three” – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – have underfunded promises several times the size of the national debt, according to Federal Reserve figures. One hundred and fifteen trillion dollars – a cool million dollars for each taxpayer – that’s around eight times the total U.S. economy. These bills are quickly coming due.




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36 comments on “It's Clear Now We Can't Afford ObamaCare
  1. BTW says:

    Can't afford Obamacare, hell we can't afford Obama!

    • Gloria Wyzgoski says:

      BTW you are right on. we can not afford Obamacare, no matter what name the so called elite in Washington call it these days, or Obama. Obama never fooled Glo, I knew who he was the minute he opened his mouth and when I read "Rules for Radicals" and Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to the FIRST RADICAL, Lucifer, AND, Obama was a follower of Alinsky as is Hillary, that's when I really started my research. Anyone and everyone reading these remarks I am asking you to take the time to seriously considering purchasing the DVD "Agenda, Grinding America Down"–Curtis Bowers and reading the book "The Naked Communist". Follow up with your friends and those who are not, get the word out, be an a POLITICAL ADTIVIST. That is what my friend Sam calls, me, as well as Sunshine, because I do it with a smile and never lose my sense of purpose. I'm now reading "Shadow World", Antonio Gramsci was Alinsky's mentor. Need I say more. It is no "accident" what is happening in Great Britain, "The Coming Insurrection"—Philadelphia. Glenn Beck predicted two years ago. Yes, I read all I can, this is not FICTION.

      • Drew Page says:

        Gloria — Obama and Hillary also studied the Cloward and Piven strategy and Obama is following it to a T. Far too many Americans have never read anything written by Obama, Saul Alinsky or Cloward and Piven. If they had, they would know exactly what is happening in this country and why it is happening.

    • GREENTEETH says:

      We must have fineally gotten some rocket scientists in there when they shut down NASA.

    • T Lady says:

      'Nuff said. You stole my thunder!

  2. el_loco_jp says:

    If it weren't for lies and hypocrisy, the left would have nothing to say.

  3. melissab says:

    Geeeeeee, you think ! We can’t afford this government… 2012 people, we have a voice, we have the power!

    • wally says:

      WE DONT HAVE THE POWER AS IN THE PAST FOR ITS TO LATE THEY HAVE ILLEGALS VOTING MUSLIMS VOTING ACORN IS BACK JUST UNDER A NEW NAME, SO THE DEAD VOTES ,GAYS, MOST OF ALL THE IGNORANT PEOPLE AND THATS ALOT OF YOUNGER FOLKS

  4. AUDREY says:

    DOES ANY ONE KNOW THAT WITH OBAMACARE….HIDDEN IN THE BILL….IN 2012….IF YOU OWN A HOME AND SELL IT YOU WILL OWE THE GOVERNMENT 3.5% IN TAXES FOR EVERY $100,000 YOU SELL YOUR HOME FOR. JUST ANOTHER WAY TO SCREW US!!!

    • Gloria Wyzgoski says:

      OHMYGOSH, no, I did not know this Audrey, GREAT REPORTING!! Of course OBAMACARE CBO WAS OFF BY OVER $10 BILLION. Not their fault, BUT WHO IS TO BLAME?? Will we ever know?? The CBO only score what they ARE TOLD. DAHHH!! GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT!! I worked for GM Financial 38 years, yep was thrown under the bus, greasy under there, I know HOW FANCY FIGURES WORK. LIERS CAN FIGURE, BUT FIGUES DON'T LIE. "PAPER DON'T CARE WHAT YOU WRITE ON IT PALOSI"—–WE CERTAINLY FOUND THAT OUT DIDN'T WE?? OBAMA BLAMES, BLAMES, BLAMES, "Leads from BEHIND" NEVER TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEAVING THE BATHROOM WITHOUT REPLACING THE EMPTY TOILET PAPER ROLL.

      GOD BLESS AND PRAY FOR AMERICA
      THIS IS GLO ONE MORE TIME.

    • Yes Audrey I faintly remember this. Thank you for reminding us. But, I think there is even a worse intrusion coming. If I am correct, the EPA is formulating regulations to force future sellers of real estate to bring their properties up to outlandish EPA standards before you can sell. Apparently these regulations will cost the property owner tens of thousands of dollars. There goes all my equity. There goes all your equity. As a retiree it seems that I will not be able to sell my house if I need the money. The EPA must be abolished.

  5. Dusty1 says:

    It's always been clear this would never work. But then I think that was part of Obama's plan: Medicare's on life support now, so let's just pull the plug, destroy private health insurance companies and redistribute the money collected into a thousand ineffective agencies run by the gov't.

  6. Frank says:

    It was obvious that ObamaCare was always an unaffordable monster. But it was created to destroy more of the American system and aimed at creating more unaffordable socialism, which will eventually bankrupt America (actually, America IS bankrupt.. we & the world just don't know it yet). Yes, they actually WANT to bankrupt America as part of the plan to foist on all a One World Order & One World Currency… so much easier it will be for the Power Elite to hold the masses down & exploit them. The more we hold fast to our Constitution, return to sound money & a small federal government, end the Federal Reserve, end the IRS & graduated Income Tax with re-distribute-the-wealth socialism mentality; the more we hold on to our freedom & our wealth… the happier we will be in the end.

  7. wally says:

    Obama should also be forced to account for the hundreds of billions he has expropriated by denying Social Security recipients cost-of-living adjustments in 2010 and 2011 to offset the massive inflation his failed economic policies have caused. His administration has already said that most seniors will also receive no such cost of living increases in 2012.

    • Molly Murrill says:

      Wally you are right on. Also what do you think of all elected officials agreeing to cuts in their wages, being required to pay into their health care and a retirement fund the same as most of the rest of us do, instead of the taxpayers paying for it all for the rest of their lives. How much would be saved if that were made law? The constitution never planned for us to have to pay for that!

  8. Bob Marshall says:

    We can't afford Obama. Period!

  9. Janet in Florida says:

    Obamacare should be completely canceled and eventually replaced with something that makes sense for all concerned. Let's hope the Supreme Court makes that kind of decision. There are so many "waivers" already granted that 'we the people' will wind up paying their fare share also…one is for the 535 legislators that will continue their 'cadillac' coverage..another is every muslim for they see insurance as a 'gamble' which they don't accept. add many illegal immigrants & their offspring & it's easy to comprehend why they now go to hospital emergency rooms. Additionally, reducing payment to doctors is having them decide to retire early…which leaves their established patients looking at a
    doctor shortage. Instead of watching out for the welfare of the people, which is any presidents most important duty, this is most completely counter productive. Do we have to march on Washington to be heard ??

  10. Larry says:

    Yes it has been clear before it was passed the first time but as anyone can see that it was passed anyway and the only way it can be dropped is when Barrack Obama is run out of Office. He will not change anything about it because this was his baby and he does not care how much it will cost each and every tax payer every last dime of what they make and they will die from starvation having to use every dime of there money for health care they will not be able to afford the food needed to keep them alive. If people believe there are to many family's that are homeless now jest wait until Obama care is fully enacted then the homeless will be at such an epidemic pace it will be to late to do anything about it.

  11. Robert R. says:

    Over 5000 years ago Moses said to Israel "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses on camels and I will lead you to the Promised Land." When welfare was introduced Roosevelt said "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land." Today the government has stolen your shovel, =axed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land to China

  12. AdrianVance says:

    This man has no clue for math. He could not balance a checkbook and he's President? Pshaw!!!

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  13. flajim says:

    We haven't been able to afford this since the get go. Why is something that's supposed to save us untold amounts going to need $1 trillion just for the primary implementation? The program is the biggest and most expensive fraud perpetrated on the American public since the Social Security Ponzi scheme.

  14. samtman says:

    I now pay my wive and mine halth care insurance, it cost us $12,500.00 per year, that is the cheepest we could find with a $1500.00 decutible. Base what I know about Obama care, what I read aboujt it, we think we can reduce our cost to $8500.00 per year, that is a big savings for us. This of coure wont fully kick in til 2014.

    • Tom Walker says:

      Since you can't write a paragraph without six words being mis-spelled, it shows you are a dummy. Also if you really think Obamacare will reduce your costs in 2014, you are living in a fantasy world. All of us have to pay in 2014 for the underachievers in America who currently don't have healthcare.

  15. ONTIME says:

    Big problems still in play…the ineptitude of our leadership and the dereliction of duty by the congress, fannie mae, freddie mac, medicaid and the health care scam that is going to destroy normal business operations.

    These are known quanities and large targets yet the dithering and diddling around is being continued in such a way that one cannot help believe this is a planned detruction of America and her future…..