Why is no one else upset about this?

Published 7:37pm Saturday, October 6, 2012

There seems to be a double standard when it comes to making campaign promises by the two political parties. Promises made, but not kept, by Republicans are career killers, where as their counterparts, the Democrats, are given a pass. Unrealistic promises are made to influence gullible voters.

The promise made by George Herbert Walker Bush of “read my lips: no new taxes,” most assuredly cost him a second term as president. He broke his promise and threw in with the Democrats on tax increases and was never forgiven by the electorate.

When U.S. Sen. Obama was running for president in 2008, he promised to reduce family health care premiums by $2,500 dollars in his first term. Just the opposite has happened. Instead of decreasing, they have increased. As a matter of fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation premiums for families has increased $2,730, not decreased.

After a brief lull due to the recession in 2009 and 2010, the Health Care Cost Institute is reporting health care cost rose by 4.6 percent last year out pacing both inflation and wages.

Why is no one upset about these broken promises and outright fabrications of expectations to get votes? If a Republican sat in the White House, there would be a public outcry to rival the arrival of cicadas in summer.

I’m sure the administration has a perfectly good excuse for it, perhaps even Bush is at fault. Wise old Ben Franklin said: “He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

We were told The Affordable Health Care Act was going to solve the health care problems in America. It was the cure all AARP and others had been waiting and lobbying Congress to pass.

Did anyone except the very naïve really believe it? And of course, Democrats in Congress have never seen a spending bill they didn’t love. AARP should be ashamed for misleading their membership. Premiums and health care costs will continue to rise under this unconstitutional act, thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointee.

It is being reported that Medicare Advantage plans will face huge increases in premiums after the November elections are over. A large number of seniors including myself have Medicare Advantage plans. If true, AARP and members of Congress who voted for ObamaCare should have to pay for the increases from their own personal funds.

I know for sure prescription drug plans will increase premiums and deductibles having already received my plans revision for next year. Premiums increased by over 23 per cent in addition to requiring a hefty up front deductible that was not applicable last year.

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