Anyone that thinks Democrat defenders of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, are sensible people hasn't listened to Rep. Frank Pallone, (D-NJ). Listening to him 'defend' President Obama's broken promise that people could keep their health insurance that they had if they liked it was painful almost to the point of considering a low grade of torture. Here's the most offensive part of Congressman Pallone's dishonest defense:
CONGRESSMAN PALLONE: I don't want to keep beating a dead horse here but this whole idea that we hear from the Republicans that the world has turned upside down and the ACA is a disaster is just the opposite. I mean, as you point out, health care costs are going down, rates are rising at less of a rate. You know, this idea of the President saying that you could keep your plan if you like it. I mean the President didn't say that, if you had a lousy health insurance plan that didn't cover everything, he wasn't suggesting that insurance companies could continue to sell it and therefore you buy it.
Congressman Pallone wasn't being honest with the committee when he said that President Obama didn't promise people that they could keep "a lousy health insurance plan that didn't everything." Actually, President Obama repeatedly promised that. In the summer of 2009, President Obama said multiple times that "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period."
President Obama's statement was emphatic and without nuance. Saying Period means 'without exception.' The Democrats' biggest problem is that people are being literalists. When President Obama made that emphatic promise, he purposely said it without caveats because he wanted people to believe that their plans would never change.
At this point, it's painfully obvious that President Obama intentionally used that wording to prevent a massive uprising on Main Street. If President Obama had said "If you like your plan, you can keep it except if it doesn't cover mental health, pre-natal care, pregnancy care and other things we think are essential", the people's reaction would've been entirely different.
Had President Obama told the American people what the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare had in it, the people would've revolted.
Congressman Pallone, like other Democrat shills, haven't hesitated in defending President Obama's dishonest statements and his broken promises. They're shameless, untrustworthy and unworthy of holding public office.
Finally, why does Congressman Pallone think that deceitful politicians know what's best for families rather than letting families make those decisions? Congressman Pallone hasn't explained why families shouldn't be trusted to make those decisions for themselves.
That's because he can't make a persuasive explanation for why families aren't capable of making that type of decision. That's because too many Democrats think of families as incapable of making those decisions.