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WSJ: Obama’s Medicare Contradictions are a Marx Brothers Routine | NewsBusters.org

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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It has reached this point.  Where Obama is so much of a joke that his speeches can only be compared to comedy skits.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board examined some of Obama’s statements pertaining to Medicare, and found that his contradictions were so egregious they came across like an old Marx Brothers routine.

Although the Journal stopped short of calling the President a liar, they did conclude "his claims bear little relation to anything true":

Mr. Obama began by depicting a crisis in the entitlement state, noting that "our health-care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers," especially Medicare. Unless we find a way to cauterize this fiscal hemorrhage, "we will eventually be spending more on Medicare than every other government program combined. Put simply, our health-care program is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close."

On this score he’s right. Medicare’s unfunded liability—the gap between revenues and promised benefits—is currently some $37 trillion over the next 75 years. Yet the President uses this insolvency as an argument to justify the creation of another health-care entitlement, this time for most everyone under age 65. It’s like a variation on the old Marx Brothers routine: "The soup is terrible and the portions are too small."

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