Why Can’t He Be Honest?
Why is it so hard for President Obama to tell the truth? His health care plan is falling apart around him, Americans are tired of the deceit this administration. This week brought a glaring example of how dishonest he is being with Americans over his plan.
State Sen. Barack Obama in 2003 told a gathering of the AFL-CIO, “I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care plan.”
This week, speaking at a town hall gathering in Portsmouth, N.H., President Obama said,
“I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter because, frankly, we historically have had a employer-based system in this country with private insurers, and for us to transition to a system like that I believe would be too disruptive.
“So what would end up happening would be, a lot of people who currently have employer-based health care would suddenly find themselves dropped, and they would have to go into an entirely new system that had not been fully set up yet and I would be concerned about the potential destructiveness of that kind of transition,” the president continued at the New Hampshire event. “All right? So I’m not promoting a single-payer plan.”
Then in 2007, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Obama said,
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out.”
Now Mr. president which one of you is lying, the senator who said he supports single pay or the President who said he never supported is? Why is it so hard for you to be honest with the American people?