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    A MINORITY VIEW

    BY WALTER WILLIAMS

    RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009



    Washington's Lies



    President Obama and congressional supporters estimate that his health care plan will cost between $50 and $65 billion a year. Such cost estimates are lies whether they come from a Democratic president and Congress, or a Republican president and Congress. You say, "Williams, you don't show much trust in the White House and Congress." Let's check out their past dishonesty.

    At its start, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee, along with President Johnson, estimated that Medicare would cost an inflation-adjusted $12 billion by 1990. In 1990, Medicare topped $107 billion. That's nine times Congress' prediction. Today's Medicare tab comes to $420 billion with no signs of leveling off. How much confidence can we have in any cost estimates by the White House or Congress?



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    Contumacious, no one, other than Elvis, believes your lies.
     
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    What part was lies?

    Social security?
    Medicare?
    The government misleading the public?

    I thought that post was more realistic than the health care bills in congress right now.
     

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