Monday, May 7, 2012

POTUS and SCOTUS on Bizarro World

It's not enough, apparently, that the noted Constitutional Scholar-in-Chief doesn't understand the role of the Judiciary. Doubling down, President Obama is warning the Supreme Court that striking down ObamneyCare© will wreak havoc on Medicare, freezing that agency's "much vaunted" payment system.

Of course, this is exactly backwards from reality:

"About 65 percent of the cost of [ObamneyCare©] is supposed to be met by Medicare expense reductions"

That is, reducing the amount Medicare will pay providers, thereby exacerbating - not resolving - the current senior care issue. And yet the President and his minions continue to push the now debunked meme that gutting ObamneyCare© will somehow hurt Medicare even more.

The truth is, they've got this bass akwards:

"[B]y striking down the law, the Court would forestall $500 billion in Medicare cuts called for by Obamacare as well as deep slashes in Medicare Advantage."

Yeah, but that's just some blogger in his pajamas, right?

Well, no, that's "former CMS administrator Thomas A. Scully."

Unlike his successor, Ms Shecantbeserious, Mr Scully seems to have a clue.

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