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Key WH Allies: Don’t claim ObamaCare reduces costs, instead promise to “improve it”

You have a “stimulus” that fails to stimulate and ObamaCare whose own proponents are now backtracking on its promises and admitting it needs changes. That’s some record of accomplishments to run on. Tell me again why you deserve to stay in power?

Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and deficit, and instead stressing a promise to “improve it.”…

The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public, and to defend the legislation — and in particular the individual mandate — from a push for repeal…

The presentation also concedes that the fiscal and economic arguments that were the White House’s first and most aggressive sales pitch have essentially failed…

The presentation’s final page of “Don’ts” counsels against claiming “the law will reduce costs and deficit.”

Why? Because ObamaCare was not just lousy policy that will do more harm than good, rammed through passage in Christmas Eve sessions with bribed congressmen and women it was sold by President Obama on cost saving lies that no one believed then or now. And the more time passes, the more Americans find out what is in the bill that had to be passed “so we could find out what is in it.”

The calculation for the political class who forced this on us was that the dumb citizenry would learn to love the policies that were shoved down our throats if we only had more time to be exposed to post-signing ObamaCare campaigning. The opposite has been true: CNN/Opinion Research poll: even more Americans are disliking ObamaCare the more time passes.

Just 44 percent favor the health care mandate, which has yet to take effect. Nearly the same number – 45 percent – favored the bill when it passed. Forty-nine percent favored the mandate in November 2009.

Fifty-six percent oppose the mandate, up 3 percentage points from when the bill passed.

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