, Salem, MA


October 30, 2013

Anderson: Be afraid, America


“Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, ‘40 to 67 percent’ of customers will not be able to keep their policy.

“Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, ‘if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,’ was still saying in 2012, ‘If (you) already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.’ “

Of course he was. And why not? Enough scary low-information voters were going to believe anything Obama told them – as the media which was supposed to inform them ignored or participated in cover-ups.

Perhaps this week’s news is a sign that the Fourth Estate is finally going to do its job. But don’t blow out the jack-o-lantern yet. The Daily Caller reports that the home of former Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson was raided in August by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police, and Department of Homeland Security, ostensibly looking for unregistered guns. One of the agents asked if she was the same person who had written a series of stories critical of the federal air marshal program in the mid-2000s. Without a warrant for her files, they took documents that related to the air marshal stories, apparently fishing for her sources.

Be afraid, Americans, be very afraid.

Barbara Anderson of Marblehead is president of Citizens for Limited Taxation and a Salem News columnist.

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