FreedomWorks offers a fact-based rebuttal to those radical Left lawmakers like Nancy Pelosi and Lynn Woolsey (see previous post too) who rattle off objections to repealing the 2010 health care law. As the article notes,
On Tuesday, former-House Speaker turned House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) claimed that the repeal of the Democrats’ reform would do, “very serious violence to the national debt and deficit.”
Article author Mathew Clemente responds by making the case that
Despite the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report that ObamaCare could reduce the deficit by $124 billion over its first 10 years of implementation, most objective onlookers believe that it will actually increase the national debt and deficit by quite a bit more.
He continues that Democrats, in their determination to pass this law last year, used some “budget trickery” to obtain that goal. He gives specific examples that I urge you to read on the link, and then he sums up:
Because Leaders Reid and Pelosi included such deceitful trickery in the legislation that was eventually passed by the Democratic majority in Congress and signed into law by President Obama, the bill itself will actually cost the American people a great deal more than the original cost estimates indicated. Repealing such an onerous law will not increase the deficit and add to the public debt. It will do the exact opposite. It will prevent the implementation of one of the most harmful and intrusive laws in recently history.
In addition, The Heritage Foundation site has two articles weighing in on this subject. The first was published Nov. 16, 2010 and is entitled Obamacare, Save Money? Not Likely. It included this graphic illustrating that the law actually increases the deficit :
The second article is featured today: Morning Bell: Repeal Doesn’t Increase the Deficit. Among its statements is this:
And there are other aspects of Obamacare ‘cost controls’ that were not identified as politically suspect by CBO and are already rapidly crumbling. Not only is the individual mandate to buy health insurance being gravely challenged in the courts, but support among Democrats is also evaporating, particularly among those who have to face voters in 2012. Senator Claire McCaskill (D–MO), who is up for reelection next year, came out in favor of scrapping Obamacare’s individual mandate yesterday, telling MSNBC “There’s other ways we can get people into the pool—I hope—other than a mandate, and we need to look at that.”
The American voters, most of whom have been around long enough and who have grown skeptical enough about politicians’ math skills, understand this intuitively. They see the pile of debt, a huge new program and shout: “Stop!” In electoral terms, “stop” means 63 House and 6 Senate seats. That’s why the Democrats would be wise to junk the “covering millions more saves money!” argument. It’s not working, and by repeating it they simply convince voters that they are out to lunch.
Lynn Woolsey and other politicians on the extreme Left would have us believe that the health care law is a deficit-buster. However, they are playing a shell game with us, and in reality this law will end up costing us a great deal rather than saving us anything.