Scott Walker told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow last week that he believes health insurance premiums will rise by 80% or more under the Affordable Care Act. Said Walker : “ The Affordable Care Act, we believe by any number of measures, will show an 80 percent or more increase in premiums going into the next year. “
Really? Look, Governor, everyone knows you have a propensity for pulling great big numbers out of your ass and then backpedaling wildly in a pathetic attempt to explain the bad smell in the air, but this one seems like a real stinker even for you. Where do you get your numbers?
A full four months before this bit of verbal flatulence wafted from your mouth The New American, the John Birch Society mouthpiece squawking from your own backyard in Grand Chute WI, published an attack article screaming about how ” Obamacare “ had resulted in Maryland’s largest health insurer to propose a 25% hike in premiums. Two months after that state officials in Maryland announced new premium rates that took almost everyone by surprise with their affordability.
Let’s see if I have this straight. The John Birch Society commie hating alarmists in Grand Chute decried a possible 25% premium hike as the result of the ACA, and now you’re predicting an 80% or more hike, better than triple their figure, a month or so after their histrionics have been debunked. Hmmm. Does this mean that you’re at least three times as full of shit as they are?
That would explain the smell around Wisconsin these days.