The Obama administration is lying to the American public with every set of budget numbers and economic projections it puts out, says talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.
A report that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released on Friday says that President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget will add $6.7 trillion in deficits over the next decade, almost doubling the federal debt by 2022. The administration, meanwhile, had said its proposal would actually cut the debt by $3.2 trillion.
That followed a CBO report released Thursday that predicted up to 20 million Americans could lose employer-provided insurance under Obamacare — a staggering figure for a law that was supposed to move the nation toward near-universal coverage.
“So we have the Obama administration lying about the cost of healthcare now lying about the cost of Obama’s budget, not to mention the President lying about oil and green energy and all of that,” Limbaugh said. “It’s stunning! Phony numbers!”
“The bottom line is that virtually every set of number that we get from the Obama administration simply are not true.”
Since nothing can be trusted coming out of the administration, Limbaugh said, he suggested that House Republicans re-evaluate the unemployment numbers recently released by the administration.
“I’d like to posit a question for perhaps Republicans in the House of Representatives,” Limbaugh declared. “Why not investigate the unemployment numbers?”
“If they’re lying to us dramatically about the cost of health care and if they are lying to us dramatically about budget deficits coming down, isn’t it likely that they are lying to us about their unemployment numbers every week?”
On healthcare, Limbaugh said believes the number of uninsured under Obamacare will be even higher than the CBO’s prediction of 20 million without coverage.
“This is not news to me,” Limbaugh said. “I said [back in March 2010] that the first casualty of healthcare in America is going to be your employer-provided health plan.”
“So 20 million are going to lose their employer-provided insurance — try 50 million. That’s what it’s going to be.”
Limbaugh said he predicted two years ago that Obamacare would not live up to its hype or keep its promises.
“You’re not going to be able to keep your doctor, despite Obama saying you could. You’re not going to be able to keep your plan, despite Obama saying you could. And now 20 million Americans are going to lose their employer-provided coverage,” Limbaugh said.
“The American-left dream of national healthcare, single-payer healthcare, by definition ships it all to government. The specifics in the Obamacare law are going to make it impossible for the private sector health insurance companies to stay viable by design.”
“They are going to make it impossible for your employer to afford [healthcare] as a benefit. Make it impossible for private health insurance companies to stay in business. The last option will be the government. That’s where you’re going to have to go.”
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