Wednesday, September 09, 2009

RealClearPolitics - Gaps in Obama's Rhetoric Start to Add Up

In his article, Gaps in Obama's Rhetoric Start to Add Up, Rich Lowry ponders how stupid Obama must believe the public is.

How stupid do they think we are?

Stupid enough to think that a new $1 trillion health-care entitlement is just the thing to restore the country to fiscal health.

Stupid enough not to know that almost every entitlement known to man has cost more than originally estimated, with a congressional committee in 1967 underestimating by a factor of ten Medicare's cost by 1990.

Stupid enough not to realize that it is through budget trickery - the taxes begin immediately, the spending is put off for a few years - that the program in the House shows "only" a $239 billion deficit over the first ten years.
Stupid enough to trust the good faith and public-spiritedness of an administration operating on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's ram-it-through-now credo that a crisis should never go to waste.

And stupid enough not to be offended at how contemptibly stupid they think we are.

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