Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ignore this post

Because, I'm sure later I'll make some snarky comment about teh One or his wife or bring up Sarah Palin, and then you can get your OUTRAGE on and call me a winger. Get ready for the reality of Obamacare:

Speaking at the American Medical Association yesterday, President Obama promised a painless plan with no costs to the middle class and protections that would allow anyone who likes his current coverage to keep it. The details of what Democrats are pushing through Congress tell another story. To pay for Obamacare, Congress must either impose deep, cost-shifting cuts in Medicare, thereby raising insurance premiums, or they must raise taxes on the middle class. Neither measure will be easy to pass. Moreover, employers, not consumers, will get to decide where their workers get coverage. In practice, that means that tens of millions of people are going to be forced out of their current plans, which they generally like, and into a government program.

Of course, if Congress does this, then Obama can claim that he didn't personally break his promise. It was Congress, you see.

So, which is the better option? Higher insurance premiums or a tax on the middle class?