While slurping the coffee this morning, I watched a portion of Fox News that featured a visualization of what the proposed health care plan would actually cost. The creator is Matt, and runs a blog titled Political Math.
First, the video that ran on Fox News:
Pretty scary, isn’t it? But what are we getting for our tax dollars? An improved system? Think again!
Here’s a comparison with a system that Obama is proposing to model (Massachusetts) and Georgia:
OK, billions of dollars, increased costs, less service, and eventually more taxes for everyone (except the slackers) to pay for the system. And this has been proven by other similar healthcare systems throughout the world!
We, the populace, are under a billion-dollar sticker shock. We are so used to our politicians throwing huge sums of money left, right, up, down, sideways, backwards, and forward to solve problems – real, perceived, and manufactured. And all the while, they justify this outrageous spending stating that it is for the public’s good and use multitudes of chart & figures to back their actions. To which I say:
Figures don’t lie, but Liars figure…
To quote Joe Friday of Dragnet fame:
Just the facts, Ma’am…
Which is what we need instead of flowery rhetoric.