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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obama: Next Up, Nationalizing Health Care

Here comes universal health care coverage - for only a modest down payment of $634 billion. Obama's sales pitch? "We can't afford" not to spend it. That's right, spending another massive sum will save the economy. Hooray!

What the heck, Americans can't comprehend numbers this large anyway. Besides, Obama can simply claim that he inherited a $2.1 trillion deficit instead of $450 billion (hey, he's already convinced the media that he inherited $1.5 trillion) and the media will happily go along.

My only question is, what happens when those who actually pay taxes decide to follow the example of Democrat cabinet members and stop paying them?

The Washington Post says it will ultimately cost $11 trillion.