March 19, 2010

Fraud, Treason, and Violence

12 hours after first reading Jeffrey Anderson's revelation that the real ten-year costs of Obamacare, I'm having a hard time getting my mind around the scale of the duplicity:

To see the bill's true first-decade costs, we need to start the clock when the costs would actually start in any meaningful way: in 2014. The CBO says that Obamacare would cost $2.0 trillion in the bill's real first decade (from 2014 to 2023) — and much more in the decades to come.

But $2.0 trillion wouldn't be the total ten-year costs. Instead, that would merely be the "gross cost of coverage provisions." Based on earlier incarnations of the proposed overhaul, the total costs would be about a third higher (the exact number can't be gleaned from the CBO's analysis, which is only preliminary and is not a full scoring) — making the total price-tag between $2.5 and $3 trillion over the bill's real first decade.

"...making the total price-tag between $2.5 and $3 trillion over the bill's real first decade."

Don't bother trying to wrap your mind around the specific figures involved, because they are far too large to be viewed in anything but the abstract .

Instead, focus on what the Democratic Party has done to conceal those numbers. Focus on what they've done in order to lie to you.

Steny Hoyer and House Democrats crowed yesterday morning when they revealed that the Congressional Budget Office scoring of Obamacare put the cost of the program at "just" $940 billion.

What House Democrats and their allies in the media will not tell you is that the CBO is constrained to using strict instructions and parameters provided by Nancy Pelosi and the House leadership.

As briefly noted yesterday, the CBO was handcuffed by House Democrats, and forced to use bogus figures and timelines and other unrealistic constraints as the Democratic Party carried out an orchestrated campaign of fraud unprecedented in cost. Sadly, these Democrats dragged the non-partisan CBO into the scheme as unwilling accomplice.

The real coss of Obamacare over ten years is $2.5 to $3 trillion, or $1.5 to $2 trillion more than the Democratic Party is claiming.

Now, let's make this next point very, very clear.

Barack Obama knew in advance the real cost of the legislation that bears his name. He embraced the lie, has lied, and will continue to lie to your face about the cost.

Nancy Pelosi knows the real cost of the legislation, and along with other Democratic leaders in the House, was instrumental in purposefully deceiving the American people by hiding this cost.

Likewise, Harry Reid and other Senate Democratic leaders were well aware of the conspiracy to deceive the American people, well before the scheme went into motion.

The 44th President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama, 60th Speaker of the House Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, and 24th Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid conspired to hide the true cost of Obamacare, and have attempted to defraud the people of the United States. They think you are idiots. They think they can fool you. They think you'll take it lying down.

And maybe they are right. So they've made a calculated risk.

Obama, Pelosi, Reid and their accomplices know that they will never see the inside of a court of law for perpetrating this fraud. Hell... they write the law. They always provide themselves with an out.

But what is legal and what is moral are often quite different things, and never are the two further apart than when we're discussing politics.

The fraud Obama, Pelosi, and Reid and engaged in is a clear economic threat to the future of the United States, one which may bankrupt the nation. Their attempt to fundamentally transform our Republic through trickery and deceit are no less an affront to this nation that was the deception carried out by General Benedict Arnold when he attempted to hand over West Point to the British.

Does their fraud and conspiracy meet the legal definition of treason? No documents or conversations currently known to the public could support such a charge. But I defy anyone to proclaim that a conspiracy of politicians to seize one-sixth of the most powerful economy in the history of the planet by means of deception and lies is not morally a capital crime.

Nor do I suspect the Founding Fathers would have stood idly by as the Republic they envisioned was subverted into a lesser state where people became unwilling subjects to a greedy and ever-hungry government.

They would fight. They would kill, if they had to. They did.

I cannot forecast the future, and do not know if Sunday's vote on Obamacare will bring about a momentary respite from encroaching tyranny of our present government or usher us ever faster towards the precipice.

Like you, though, I am a student of history. We know that tyrants are never sated by small bites of freedom. They will continue to consume liberties until they are driven off, are killed, or are victorious.

Violence is in our nation's future. It remains to be seen if it will be violence towards tyrants, or violence towards liberty.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 19, 2010 09:31 AM

If you're not afraid, then you're not paying attention. I fear that our Imperial Congress and President are not paying attention...

Posted by: diogenes online at March 19, 2010 10:13 AM
It remains to be seen if it will be violence towards tyrants, or violence towards liberty.

Both. With the violence against liberty preceding it.

Posted by: iconoclast at March 19, 2010 11:11 AM

on a positive note some states have allready started to rebel against this soft tyranny from the feds.

Posted by: rumcrook™ at March 19, 2010 11:25 AM

The drums of war are beating both here and Across the River. We are come to a crossroads. If Congress and the Executive Office succeed in their theft of freedom I am certain that Justice will also go along. They abandoned us long ago. At that point we will have insurrection. Belize is looking better and better. It is that or beome the slayer of my fellow citizens in a battle of bullets and ideals. I am so angry at our Senators and Reps for allowing it to come to this.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at March 19, 2010 11:29 AM

Appeasement will ALWAYS end in violence.

For how many years have the conservatives appeased the liberals? For how long have the libertarians appeased the totalitarians?

We have been comfortable enough to "spare a little" liberalism and tyranny. We appeased them. This was predictable.

The ONLY question is...are we up to the fight?

And can we win the fight without bloodshed?

Posted by: Less at March 19, 2010 11:53 AM

On the Beck show, they were warning against violence. It seems that people are beginning to be so frustrated that the message is at least getting to some of the media.

I feel that all conservatives web sites should begin to publish the home addresses of all the players in the pagent and take the message to them first hand. They don't seem to understand the will of the majority of America. This whole effort is being driven by 20% of our population that has a dreamy vision of a socialist eutopia. They are able to pull along another 20% who don't understand the process at all but are used to the government taking care of them. The majority of people, particularily those that actuall work and produce are not being listened to.

Many Dems and a few Repubs seem to think this is a game of win and lose. To me this represents the health of our economy and the loss of freedom. Not one single person will get any more insurance or health care than they are now. In fact, most will loose.

I disagree with the media. Violence should be a consideration, particularily as major policy is being decided with manipulation of rules and lack of definitive voting procedures.

Posted by: David at March 19, 2010 12:02 PM

My grandfather told me when I was a youngster that Civil War was coming again. He said this time wont be North vs South. It will be good vs evil. This was right after they took prayer out of public schools. I fear my grandfather was correct. We have appeased the liberals, the blacks and the illegals. A show down seems to be inevitable. Both my greatgrandfatherx2 and x3 survived Antietam and several other major battles. I hope my son and I dont have to follow suit. The upcoming elections should be very telling. We are a very divided nation on ideals at the moment. It just seems that when the nation is in peril we could all pull together, at least for a while. Sadly this just doesnt seem to be the case. The left is determined to undermine and destroy all that we are about. If the call to arms comes one should be ready.

Posted by: capt26thga at March 19, 2010 06:20 PM

The arguments I have made when contacting members of the House have focused more on the broader issues at stake than on the content of the bill. For me I see no validity or value in debating the merits of this clause or that, or arguing about the contained budget gimmicks and the defect impact of the bill. I don't give a damn if the bill funds abortion or not.

I have said:

I do not want the federal government to take away my freedom to decide how best to care for myself and my family. I believe those decisions are the provence of the individual. Further I do not believe that the Federal Government as established by the Constitution of the United States has the authority to mandate that I buy health insurance any more than it has the authority to mandate that I buy peanut butter. Any legislation or legislature that attempts to do so is illegitimate.

I believe that if the House of Representatives attempts to advance this legislation using a Deem and Pass rule that they have denied every American citizen representation. This bill, in addition to it's unconstitutional mandate, contains massive regulation that are in effect a federal nationalization of the insurance industry, and equally massive increases in taxation. Such an action represents not only taxation without representation but nationalization without representation. The procedural machinations of the the Democrat House Leadership will cost the Congress the Consent of the Governed.

The first American revolution was started for less.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 19, 2010 06:47 PM