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As Health Care Costs Rise, Obama Claims He Never Said It'd Be Free

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RUSH: I want to go back to this health care answer that Obama gave, because it's stunning. (imitating Obama) "Hey, we never said it was gonna be free." This is from May 11th, 2009, in the middle of trying to sell Obamacare: "A coalition of U.S. healthcare groups pledged on Monday to help President Barack Obama rein in the growth in costs and save about $2 trillion over the next decade, a step the administration hopes will build support to reform the system this year. ... Obama invited several large trade groups, including the American Medical Association, America's Health Insurance Plans and the American Hospital Association, to discuss wringing savings from the health system." Yeah, right.

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Reuters headline: "Obama Says Health Overhaul Could Save Trillions." And now today in the press conference, (imitating Obama) "Well, nobody ever said it was gonna be free. You can't add 32 million people on the margins of health care and costs go down, everybody knew that." What? Yeah, we all knew it, but you denied it.

Here's the New York Times article on that Koran protest in Afghanistan, here's how it ended: "The demonstrations were lightly attended for the most part, although officials in Kapisa Province said a crowd of 10,000 gathered there on Thursday. Television footage, however, showed only a few hundred, and government officials there said the protest was organized by people connected to the governor, who had earlier been the target of an American-supported anticorruption investigation." So it's a rent-a-mob and it's all being linked by the media to this preacher in Gainesville. Does anybody really believe -- I've been to Afghanistan, believe me, they don't know what's going on in Gainesville, Florida, in Kabul. They don't know where the warlords live, they don't know in the poppy fields, they don't know about Gainesville, Florida, and if they've heard of it, they don't know what's going on there on a day-to-day basis. And yet we're told that they were rioting and protesting. It turns out has nothing to do with this at all.

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