That State of the Union speech was so dishonest that picking out the biggest whopper was no easy task. But your intrepid blogger took it on anyway in the American Spectator.
It is difficult to say with certainly which of the many whoppers President Obama told tonight took the most crust to utter, but my money is going on this assertion, made a few minutes into the speech: ‘Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.’
This is preposterous, of course, but the media have been foreshadowing it for several days:
Portents of this stretcher began appearing over the weekend in the usual media outlets, and a particularly transparent harbinger appeared in Forbes in a column titled, ‘New Data Suggests Obamacare Is Actually Bending The Healthcare Cost Curve.’
The Forbes piece, as well as others in the NYT and various other MSM outlets, repeat this nonsense. But the trend they discuss began before ObamaCare was passed.
Moreover, the four years in which this trend can be measure ended in 2012, before the law was implemented. To read the rest of the column, click here.