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ObamaCare: Secret deals and broken promises


The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been conducting an investigation into the backroom deals made during the passage of ObamaCare.  They’ve released some information about the relationship between the White House and the pharmaceutical industry, and promise more to come.

Meanwhile, the committee has produced a video called “ObamaCare: Secret Deals and Broken Promises,” contrasting President Obama’s campaign promises with his actual behavior.  It’s a striking contrast.  The first half of the video is culled from Obama campaign material, and portrays a candidate who essentially declared himself the sworn enemy of everything the second half chronicles.

It’s useful to consistently remind voters of just how shadowy, and sloppy, the crafting of ObamaCare was.  Far from an open public discussion designed to build consensus, it was a furtive cascade of Washington deal-making, in which all semblance of reason was crushed beneath political expedience and ideology.  No one should be allowed to pretend this was a logical attempt to define a serious problem, and design a carefully reasoned solution… even if they’re foolish enough to accept the premise this was a “problem” the government should have been granted the power to “solve.”


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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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