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About that $2,500 savings we were supposed to get on our health insurance


Remember when candidate Barack Obama told us that if we liked our health insurance plan we could keep it? At the same time he was also telling us that our astronomical insurance bills – surely a legacy of Bush administration policies – would be going down by $2,500 per year.

Everybody has made a big deal out of the “keep it” part of the promises but for some reason, nobody has broached the $2,500 savings that’s mystically turned into a premium increase of up to $5,000. Well, nobody asked until last week.

Last week, at a town hall in Mankato, Minn., lawmakers, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), laughed at that very question.

You’ll note that after laughing at the question, neither one of the Democrats in question actually answered it.

What we want to know is why hasn’t the Republican leadership been hammering this ObamaPromise? Where is John Boehner or Mitch Daniels? Maybe they’re busy trying to hustle the Chamber of Commerce for another $50 million to fight off the Tea Party or trying to find a way to pass an immigration amnesty bill.

What we do know is that Republicans should, at EVERY opportunity, pound any and every Democrat with the Democrats repeated lies about ObamaCare. That should be the first topic, the last topic, and the topic in the middle of every conversation.

Come on Republicans, get with the program. Let’s see you force some transparency on the President and his party. After all, you’ve all had time to read the bill now so you know what’s in it.

Do something about it. Now. And every day until November 5th.


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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