1. "Yes, we know, $39 billion in spending cuts for 2011 is less than the $61 billion passed by the House and shrinks the overall federal budget by only a little more than 1%. The compromise also doesn't repeal ObamaCare, kill the EPA's anticarbon rules, defund Planned Parenthood, reform the entitlement state, or part the Red Sea. On the other hand, the Obama-Pelosi Leviathan wasn't built in a day, and it won't be cut down to size in one budget." Review & Outlook: The Tea Party's First Victory - WSJ.com If this past election was to bring in the fellas who would right the economic woes, I would have thought they'd have gone after the worst budget-buster first....ObamaCare. 2. Two new entitlements, plus a big Medicaid expansion, are created to reduce the number of uninsured, at a cost of at least $2.3 trillion- thats TRILLIONS- over the first ten years of full implementation. Why so much more than 'Honest Barack' says? Because millions more will leave and lose healthcare insurance and move to government subsidized insurance. Proof? Sure: 3. Shortly after Obamacare was signed into law, AT&T, Caterpillar, John Deere, Verizon, and several other big companies reported to investors- as required, that the law would take quite a bite out of future earnings. They were considering dropping employee health insurance. dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government. AT&T, Verizon, others, thought about dropping health plans - May. 5, 2010 a. Makes sense, as the law would penalize the companies $2,000 per employee if they didnt offer the insurance, as opposed to over $7,000 per worker for a comprehensive package. Former CBO director Holtz-Eakins this may be the start of a 35 million worker avalanche that will move into subsidized coverage, at a cost of over $1 trillion more to the total cost of Obamacare over the next ten years. Opinion: Resetting the 'Obamacare' baseline - Douglas Holtz-Eakin and James C. Capretta - POLITICO.com b. Despite all the talk of avoiding any disruption of the current system of employer-sponsored insurance, the legislation actually seems destined to accelerate the steady decline of that form of coverage .the statute creates several new incentives for employers to move away from providing coverage. Why the Health Reform Wars Have Only Just Begun | The Heritage Foundation 4. Who said If you like your healthcare plan, youll be able to keep your healthcare plan? An analyst from McKinsey & Company knocked the socks off insurance company executives yesterday when she told them the new health law will bring fundamental disruption to the health care economy so much so that something in the range of 80 to 100 million individuals are going to change coverage categories in the two years post-2014. They will lose their employer coverage, move into exchanges, or go on to Medicaid. This would be an extraordinary disruption that will cause widespread outrage. 80 to 100 Million Could Lose Current Coverage They know all of this. You may not, if you believed the Party of Dependency....but they all know the facts. And the future. So, Republicans, Tea Party, Blue Dog Democrats.... What's the dif?