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Author Gross Decries Healthcare Figures as Lie

Friday, 09 Oct 2009 07:26 PM

By Newsmax Staff

The multibillion-dollar projection for the Senate healthcare proposal is a government lie that ignores the fact that it would heap additional costs onto states, says best-selling author Martin Gross.

“The $829 (billion) would be all right, but of course that’s a lie,” Gross told Newsmax.TV’s Kathleen Walter. "The government tends to lie almost all the time in regard to money.”

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Gross made the comments as he discussed the Congressional Budget Office report projecting that the Senate Finance Committee’s healthcare bill would spend $829 billion on healthcare reform while reducing the budget $81 billion over 10 years.

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“They intend to put 15-to-20 million more people on Medicaid," said Gross, has testified six times before congressional committees on the question of waste and spending. "Who picks up the tab? The states. What do states do? They increase property taxes locally. So, this saying they’re not going to raise taxes is a total lie, because the unfunded mandates of Medicaid which the states pay most of is off the books.”

Gross, the best-selling author of "The Government Racket," continues his indictment of government waste in his new book, “National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream.”

Gross alleges the government of the United States is a “juggernaut of mismanagement, malfeasance, and incompetence.”

“This is all an attempt to bankrupt the middle class America in the hope of using (the economic) crisis for a socialist revolution, and it seems to be working,” Gross said.

The United States spends $700 billion a year on welfare, Gross said. Costing $8,000 in tax dollars a family, it is a fortune they can’t afford, Gross said.

“The poor is becoming middle class, and the middle class is becoming poor. It’s a scheme of the federal government (which has) absolutely no interest in the middle class except that they are the golden goose of money.”

“The middle class (is shouldering) the burden,” Gross said. “And I tell you this, middle class people can’t afford to live in America anymore.”

Gross also criticized President Barack Obama’s stimulus package which he also called deceptive.

For example, he said, "of $787 billion, only $48 billion was appropriated for infrastructure, and the report by the Department of Transportation just this week says $3.5 billion has been spent, but less than 1 percent of stimulus has gone to infrastructure. Where did the rest go? Education: $81 billion wasted. Cities, states to keep on federal, state, and county employees. Meanwhile, the middle class has no work.”

“So, the stimulus is an anti-stimulus. All it does is increase the deficit, and it has no value," Gross said. "If we come back, it’s because the business cycle will enable us to come back — not because of Mr. Obama or the federal government. ”

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