Sunday, November 15, 2009
Democrats say " Trust Government with your money "
Just as Democrats are trying to convince voters that it will save them money if they let the government take over the entire health care system, the Associated Press has released the following story;
"Medicare paid $47B in suspect claims
By Hope Yen The Associated Press Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 3:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON | The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims, including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate nearly three times the previous year.
On the WebGovernment anti-fraud page: www.stopmedicarefraud.gov
Excerpts of a new federal report, obtained by The Associated Press, show a dramatic increase in improper payments in the $440 billion Medicare program that has been cited by government auditors as a high risk for fraud and waste for 20 years."
It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to figure out that if we put the government in charge of the entire health care industry, there will be a huge increase in the waste and abuse of the system, costing taxpayers tens of billions, possibly more, in additional wasted tax dollars. Working people who currently have health care will lose, and only the 10% who currently do not have health care insurance will benefit. But that is how socialism works, take from the productive and give to the non-productive. President Obama likes to call it "spreading the wealth around ...".
President Obama also likes to tell people that "if you like your current health care insurance, you'll be able to keep it ..." The only problem is, that's not true. A Macomb Daily survey conducted last month showed that 23 out of 43 companies it surveyed would choose to pay the government fine rather than continue to provide employees with coverage if there is a "government option" available. The Macomb Daily wrote "... the results of a small survey of local business owners conducted by The Macomb Daily, in conjunction with the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, found the majority of respondents would pay the penalty and dump their health insurance benefits for employees."
Hopefully people are paying attention. If you've been wondering why Obama is attempting to "change" so much so fast, that is why. He wants to get Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to pass his Socialist legislative agenda before the public wakes up and says "Stop. We didn't elect you to turn our country into a Socialist state." The Democrat's may succeed in getting alot of Obama's socialist programs passed, but there will be a huge price for them to pay next year at the polls. It's beginning to look more and more like the conservatives will re-take control of the House of Representatives, and they will make large gains at the state level as well.
Here in Michigan it's all but assured that voters will elect a Republican Governor to replace Democrat Jennifer Granholm and her "Deputy", John Cherry. The Republicans look poised to make substantial gains in the legislature as well, with an outside chance of regaining the majority. The voters are not in a good mood, and they appear ready to take it out on the "majority party" in next years elections !