I don’t want you to get me wrong. I am not necessarily a Romney supporter. As far as I am concerned he is just a bigger liar. The only difference is that we Americans already know in what areas Mr. Obama will fib. We have had to deal with his lies for 4 years.
As a health insurance professional, my prospects are without hope because all the change that has happened in the last 4 years has replaced me. I am all for giving another liar a chance.
Call me a skeptic but I believe that there is more truth than joke in,
“How do you tell if a politician is lying? His lips are moving.”
During this campaign Mr. Obama has cited the Medicare “Voucher” program that Mr. Romney and his running mate have proposed. That plan would only make changes to Medicare for people who are age 55 or younger when a law passes.
Mr. Obama has forgotten that the law that he signed, the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare did a similar thing to people who were 60 or younger.
Title VIII, the C.L.A.S.S. act created a government-run Long Term Care insurance policy. In order to participate in it, you had to contribute premiums through payroll deduction for 5 years. That meant that none of the current retirees or Baby Boomers who plan to retire in less than 5 years could participate in the program.
In December of 2011 Mr. Obama unilaterally suspended the program and shut work on it after his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sibelius informed congress that her office could not find a way to make the program work with just the premiums that Americans voluntarily paid. According to her, the only way to make such a program viable was to use funds from the U.S. Treasury.
In other words, if America was to have a new Long Term Care insurance program, congress would have to authorize a new tax similar to FICA or Medicare taxes.
Seven months later the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “Penalty” that is found in Obamacare is really a new tax.
I find it strange that Mr. Obama is criticising Mr. Romney for a plan that would give Americans, under the age of 55, an option to Medicare when he authorized a similar law for all Americans who are at least 5 years away from retirement.