Thank God I wasn’t in attendance at the SOTU address last night. I would have had multiple Joe Wilson moments. They probably would’ve kicked me out of the place. I couldn’t believe the amount of lies this man spewed in front of Congress and the America people. On top of that, he threatened all of us, if we didn't fall in line with his program. He'll do whatever he damn well pleases whether we like it or not! I’m beginning to believe I live in an alternate universe. Is this the United States of America or the old Soviet Union?
There is one ray of sunshine. Someone at the Associated Press did their job and called out the liar-in-chief on some of his whoppers. Here are a couple of excerpts:
OBAMA: "Already the Affordable Care Act is helping to reduce the growth of health care costs."
THE FACTS: The jury is still out on whether Obama's health care overhaul will reduce the growth of health care costs. It's true that cost increases have eased, but many experts say that's due to the sluggish economy, not to the health care law, whose main provisions are not yet fully in effect.
Growth in costs will spike upwards in 2014, as the law's big coverage expansion gets under way. After that, the government's nonpartisan experts project that health care spending will return to the pattern of the last few decades, growing more rapidly than the economy, which poses problems for government programs and workplace health plans alike.
Forget the fact that Obamacare doesn’t start until 2014, but hey this is the Age of Obama who cares about the truth. Also, the Anointed One wants to implement a universal preschool program for every child, because we need more connoisseurs in the art of paste eating:
OBAMA: "Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. ... And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives. ... Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than $7 later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime."
THE FACTS: Dozens of studies have shown Head Start graduates are more likely to complete high school than their at-risk peers who don't participate in the program. But a study last year by the Department of Health and Human Services that found big vocabulary and social development gains for at-risk students in pre-kindergarten programs also found those effects largely faded by the time pupils reached third grade. The report didn't explain why the kids saw a drop-off in performance or predict how they would fare as they aged.
Of course, according to our lord and master, all these programs won’t add one dime to the deficit:
It’s getting to the point that I cringe when I hear his voice.