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March 10, 2010

Rasmussen: 66%+ Majorities Think the President Is Lying About Everything In Health Care, Including the "The's" and "And's"
Update: Dick Durbin Says Anyone Who Says Premiums Are Going Down is a Liar

That'snot exactly what the poll tested. But on every one of Obama's specific pledges of cost containment and premium reduction, the public doesn't believe him.

This poll, by the way, was commissioned by Adolph Hilter's cryogenically-sustained brain.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters say the health care reform plan now working its way through Congress will hurt the U.S. economy.

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Two-out-of-three voters (66%) also believe the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats is likely to increase the federal deficit. Thatís up six points from late November...

Eighty-one percent (81%) believe it is at least somewhat likely that the health care reform plan will cost more than official estimates. That number includes 66% who say it is very likely that the official projections understate the true cost of the plan.

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Seventy-eight percent (78%) also believe it is at least somewhat likely that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class to cover the cost of health care reform. This includes 65% who say middle-class tax hikes are very likely, a six-point increase from late November.

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Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters say cost is the biggest problem with health care. But 54% believe passage of the proposed health care legislation will lead to higher health care costs.

Here's the big problem, of course:

While the president and supporters of the plan view the lack of universal health coverage as perhaps the biggest problem with health care, only 22% of voters agree.

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Seventy-six percent (76%) of those with insurance now rate their own coverage as good or excellent.

Obama is attempting to help the 15% without insurance at the direct expense of the 85% with it, and the 85% are, not surprisingly, not huge fans of the idea.

Dick Morris casually tosses out a new outer-bound of the number of Democratic House seats in jeopardy -- possibly more than eighty.

And now the House Democrats line up at the instruction of their blind commanders for a final charge into glory as they battle to foist a healthcare system on a country that neither wants it nor can afford it.

The charge may or may not reach its objective. But one thing is certain: The carnage among those who vote for healthcare will be reminiscent of the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. As a French military leader who witnessed the spectacle said, "C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre" (It's magnificent, but it's not war). The sight of so many Democrats throwing away their political careers may be arresting, but it is not politics.

Before this last, demented attempt to pass healthcare, the Democrats would have lost control of the House anyway. But with it, they face the loss of a historically high number of seats -- perhaps more than 80.

Count Liberal Senator Dick Durbin in the 54% Who Expect Premiums to Go Up: This is pretty damn good:

Sen. Dick Durbin, March 10, 2010: "Anyone who would stand before you and say 'well, if you pass health care reform next year's health care premiums are going down,' I don't think is telling the truth. I think it is likely they would go up."

And guess who just said yesterday most premiums would go down?






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