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Friday, September 11, 2009

Viewership On Obama's Obamacare Speech Down 38.6 Percent From February Speech

According to Nielsen Wire, Obama's Obamacare speech had 32,111,596 viewers with ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, Telemundo, BET, CNBC, CNN, FOX News Channel, and MSNBC carrying his speech, while in February when he had his first address to a joint session of Congress, his viewership was 52,373,000.

A 38.6 percent drop in audience. Perhaps people are getting sick of his continual speeches, pitching his spending plans, the latest of which is Obamacare with a trillion dollar price tag, using taxpayers money of course.

In the meantime, more bad news for Obamacare.

Experts say Obama's "savings" won't pay for Obamacare.

Despite President Barack Obama's insistence that his $900 billion health care plan won't increase already-huge federal budget deficits, experts say that it would - unless he raised more taxes than he's suggesting he would.

Obama told a joint session of Congress Wednesday night that "reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan."

However, he offered few details for how those savings might be achieved, and he didn't mention the key plan - backed by Democrats in the House of Representatives - to raise revenue by imposing higher income taxes on the wealthy.

The unanswered questions about his plan's costs and its effects on the federal budget deficit, on existing federal health care programs, on potential inflation and on taxes all remained hurdles in the path of congressional approval.

Few analysts are optimistic that Obama can trim enough spending from the government's current health care programs to pay for "most" of his health care overhaul, largely because Congress is likely to be reluctant to go along with such deep cuts.

Looks like Obama lied about more than the current plans on the table covering illegal aliens.