According to a latest Gallup poll, 72% of Americans now view big government as the biggest threat to our country. White House officials say that President Obama wants to use tonight’s State of the Union address to put the past difficult year behind him. The problem is, as Marc Thiessen explains, a worse year is likely ahead. Read here about the train wreck of O’Care that is heading our way.
Obama’s biggest problem is that his lie of the year in 2013 — “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan” — hangs over his speech and will continue to haunt him in 2014.
Thanks to that false promise, half the country now says Obama is not “honest and trustworthy.” When people stop trusting you, they stop listening to you as well.
Worse still, his lie will be front-and-center in voters’ minds in 2014, because a second wave of health-plan cancellations has begun. Last week, Target announced that it has “decided to discontinue part-time health insurance coverage for our stores’ part-time team members beginning April 1, 2014.” Why? Because Obamacare “provides new options for health care coverage that we believe our part-time team members may prefer.” Translation: Why pay for health coverage when Target can dump its employees into the government-subsidized Obamacare plans, which cost it nothing? Target is not alone. Trader Joe’s and Home Depot have announced that they are canceling plans and scaling back health benefits. How do you think the state of the union feels to those workers?