Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Spin Is Still Spin Regardless of How Many Times It Is Spun

George Costanza from Seinfeld said, "it's not a lie if you believe it." Likewise, if you tell someone the same thing over and over, whether it is accurate or not, it becomes the vernacular.

We keep reading that there are 46 million Americans that are unsecured and that Obamacare is designed to help those unfortunate souls.
Of the 46 million uninsured, 9.7 million are not U.S. citizens; 17.6 million have annual incomes of more than $50,000; and 14 million already qualify for Medicaid or other programs. That leaves less than five million people truly uncovered out of a population of 307 million.
So the Obama/Reid/Pelosi plan is to throw out a system, albeit one with issues, and replace it with one managed by the federal government -- the epitome of efficiency and discipline. All because of 5 million people (1 percent of the population) who are down on their luck, or whatever?

Spin is still spin regardless of how many times it is spun.

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