Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A most lying prophet

obama -you lie

It’s becoming harder to tell –does the long-awaited(those long,hard Bush years) Messiah speak any truth at all?

Jennifer Rubin-

The Wall Street Journal’s editors gingerly call it an “invention,” but really—it’s a lie. The “it,” of course, is another made-up fact by Obama, who is becoming a font of misinformation and half-truths. The editors explain that Obama’s claim that individually purchased insurance is three times more expensive than employer coverage is false:

The Congressional Budget Office expects premiums for employer-sponsored coverage to cost about $5,000 for singles and $13,000 for families this year on average. “Premiums for policies purchased in the individual market,” adds CBO, “are much lower, about one-third lower for single coverage and half that level for family policies.”

Similarly, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that the growth rate for premiums is also lower for individuals over employers. Mr. Obama’s health team surely knows this dynamic, given that the CBO report was issued under the auspices of Peter Orszag, now the White House budget director.

In other words, it’s not a little exaggeration; it’s a really big lie, one that tells voters the exact opposite of the truth.

Chris Horner-

Uh oh. First President Obama pointed to Spain and Germany as models for how the U.S. could create a robust "green jobs" economy that even would lift us out of our current — an increasingly approriate term — malaise.

Confronted by meddling academics who analyzed the Spanish situation and laid out the monitory lesson of its green-jobs regime, the White House quickly pivoted and said, uh, look to Denmark and Germany, yeah, that's it, Denmark.

OK. That's been done — by the establishment think tank CEPOS, and you can read it here. The answer is that the president's (repeat) claim that "Denmark produces almost 20 percent of their electricity through wind power" is false. Denmark actually produces much less of its own electricity from wind, as low as 4 percent depending on the year, with the recent average of 9.7 percent. This despite a massive buildout of what they flatteringly call the "wind carpet," on some of the most hospitable terrain for wind power in the world.

The prophet of Liberalism is perhaps the most lying prophet of all times. But you would not hear any of it from our Obama-poodles in the media.

Oooh, they will coo, Obama would like to have Gandhi for dinner. Gandhi is his hero. Oh, so sweet, isn’t he wonderful?

But would Gandhi approve of liars?

(emphasis mine)