The Trillion Dollar President's Latest Gaffe


“President Obama told ABC News’ Charles Gibson in an interview that if Congress does not pass health care legislation that will bring down costs, the federal government “will go bankrupt.”

I see, we need to spend $2.5 trillion on a government take-over of health care — or the U.S. will go bankrupt?

Uh, huh. It is like the skit from Saturday Night Live — the trillion dollar man says he is worried about debt, but all he does is spend money.

The $2.5 trillion price tag on ObamaCare may be why an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released today found:

“Democrats’ problems seem in part linked to their ambitious health-care plan, billed as the signature achievement of Mr. Obama’s first year. Now, for the first time, more people said they would prefer Congress did nothing on health care than who wanted to see the overhaul enacted.”

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll results may also explain this instant classic from Michael Barone:

“it’s interesting that when Massachusetts Democrat Michael Capuano, fresh from a second-place finish in the primary for Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat, was asked to tell the Democratic caucus what he had learned on the campaign trail, he replied in two words: “You’re screwed.”