Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Neat Tricks" that bend the "Reality Curve"

Progressives have a reality problem:  They can't stand it, it's too messy.  

Global warming, climate change, whatever they're calling it nowadays 

The earth is warming!  Wait! it's cooling! No, it's more ominous than that, Its Changing!  Swimming polar bears!  Gay penguins with happy feet!  Aaaaaagh!

Sensible people would simply let the free market, as it has always done, adapt to changing weather patterns.  That's what polar bears do.  But no, liberals insist on changing reality by attempting to change the global climate, to the tune of trillions of dollars.  Pause and think about that...  Change. The. Global. Climate.  What hubris!  Scariest of all it that they really think they can do it.

Deficit Neutral Health Care for All (and other fairy tales)
"This plan is deficit neutral" intones the Professor in Chief.  Yeah, because it collects 10 years of taxes to pay for only 6-8 year of coverage. Neat trick. 

Here's another neat trick that bends the reality curve: 

Put a huge reduction in medicare reimbursements in the bill and get the CBO to score it.  Now, pass a separate bill to cancel the cuts in the first bill.  That's the wink and nod that got the AMA and some doctors on his side. 
Ryan correctly stated that the bill projects that Medicare will lower reimbursements to doctors by $371 billion over the next 10 years, yet Congress would cancel those cuts in a separate bill, all part of an attempt to mask the true size of future deficits through "gimmicks and smoke and mirrors."
Obama steered the discussion away from Ryan's numbers, and the White House hasn't challenged his analysis. (CNN-Money)
Progressive Crony Capitalism
Granting special loopholes got AARP on board, since they stand to make untold millions selling supplemental insurance on a playing field tilted in their favor. 

It's neat tricks like this that have us buried under an avalanche of debt.  Progressives try to bend reality, but look out when it snaps back.  And it always does.


Anonymous said...

Great graphic. "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the effects of ignoring reality"


KOOK said...

great post.

Fredd said...

Liberals are only trying to fool the dummies, not us. They know we are wise to their smoke and mirrors, but they don't care. It only matters that the dolts among us believe their chicanery, and then vote accordingly.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Liberals need to be on a funny farm weaving baskets.

Silverfiddle said...

Anything but running our lives, Reverend!

LSP said...

"Snap back to reality" - it'll be messy when it does, not that I've become apocalyptic, or anything like that.

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