President Obama's defenders claim he "misspoke" when he said "you can keep your insurance if you like it". They claim Obama really meant that you can keep the insurance you like . . . if you bought it before March 21, 2010 and if it meets HHS standards that were written after March 21, 2010.
Well, America now knows for a fact that Obama never said all that. As a result, most people now doubt Obama ever meant all that, either. Besides, how likely is it that the president "misspoke" more than 30 times on the record?
Well - surprise - that is not the only such incident.
During the campaign in 2007-2008, candidate Obama promised over and over that his health plan would "reduce the average family health care premiums by $2,500 a year."
Now in 2013 comes David Cutler--a respected economist - to tell us that in fact, Obama really, really, did assert that "his health-care reform plan would save $2,500 per family relative to the trends at the time.”
Get that? Relative to the trends at the time?
Did you miss that last part about trend in all those campaign promises? I sure did.
Seems to me that Candidate Obama and President Obama have behaved consistently for at least 6 years: first, make promises you know you cannot fulfill. Then count on academia, the media, and the low-information voters to cover for you by explaining you "misspoke" dozens of time and, besides, that you never said what you said.
O brave new world that hath such people in't!!