Here is an interesting post from the WhiteHouse.gov website, a press release dated 9/22/13. It’s a transcript of Obama’s remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner.
In particular: “…You can offer your family the security of health care … for less than your cell phone bill. That’s what change looks like.” (Applause).
(If you’re a masochist and want to watch the video clip, here it is.)
For the record, the average cell phone bill was $71 a month in 2012. That Obamacare sure sounds like a sweet deal!
Fast-forward 6 months to a town hall meeting with Spanish-language media. This is the part you’ve been hearing about recently (see YouTube clip). Obama is asked how a family with $36,000 in income can afford $315 a month for the cheapest Obamacare premium. His answer: “…if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.”
One day Obamacare is cheaper than a cell phone; the next day we’re told to give up cell phones to pay a small portion of the Obamacare bill. Riiight.
This endless and utter disconnect between our president’s words and the real world destroys the ideal of government integrity. How can the people believe in a government whose leaders won’t (or can’t) stop lying to them?