There won’t be any illegals because he’s going to make them all legal so they can get government health care. Presto change-o!
President Obama said this week that his health care plan won’t cover illegal immigrants, but argued that’s all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.
He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered – a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.
“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.
Has your head exploded yet? It should be obvious to everyone by now that hope and change is nothing but leftist code for bait and switch.
Hat tip: Hot Air
Update: The Democrats have the NERVE to send out an email filled with self-righteous indignation accusing the Republicans of misrepresenting Obama’s health care plans. These folks really don’t have any shame:
For months, special interests and their Republican allies have been smearing health insurance reform to try to defeat it. Enough! As President Obama said last week, “I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve it… If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.”
So we’re starting a new campaign called “Call ’em out!” When a Republican official violates the public trust by lying about reform, we’ll be right there to expose the lies and hold them accountable.