- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 17, 2013

It is arguable now who committed the greater fraud, Bernie Madoff or President Obama. Madoff defrauded a relative few. Mr. Obama is defrauding the entire country.

Mr. Obama’s top selling point, which he repeated over and over for three solid years, was: “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” There’s an obvious question that derives from that: In that case, why change anything? Why do we need Obamacare? Many say, “Well, there are 30 million uninsured.” It turns out they’re not even going to be insured after all this.

I think Mr. Obama and his administration knew full well that 93 million Americans would lose their health insurance policies, their current plans that they “like.” In 2010, Mr. Obama even admitted to people that what’s happening now was inevitable. You are mandated to have Obamacare; by definition, Obamacare is not “your current plan.” And that illustrates the scope of this fraud.

This is not just a political promise of promising to cut your taxes and then figuring out we don’t have the money for it. This is over-the-top, willful fraud, because Mr. Obama had to have known that his law could not work if everybody kept their health care plans. Now more and more doctors are dropping out of Obamacare and are refusing to play ball. It is an absolute nightmare. Then again, it all plays right into the apparent ultimate objective of this administration: government running everything.

BRIAN GOLDENFELD
Woodland Hills, Calif.