Back in 2009, while Barack Obama was trying to convince the American people that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would be a positive law, he gave a State of the Union address in which he said,
“There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants.
This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”
It was after that statement, that House of Representatives Member Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted out,
The Left pounced on Wilson, saying that his remark was inappropriate, and flat out wrong. They said that nowhere in the bill does it provide health insurance for illegal aliens. Liberals laughed at the Congressman’s assertions that Obama could be lying.
Lo and behold, as fate would have it, Wilson has been vindicated as a report has been obtained by Fox News that demonstrates that the Affordable Care Act gave funds in the amount of 750 MILLION DOLLARS to illegal immigrants who were not supposed to be eligible in the first place. From Fox News:
“Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.
The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums.
It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence”
It looks like Wilson was right about the fact that Obama was lying when he said Illegal immigrants would not benefit from Obamacare. His only offense seems to be that he inserted his accusation into a pause during Obama’s State of the Union.
The fact that Wilson interrupted Obama was a devastating accusation from the Left that he supposedly broke a tradition of civilized decorum that existed in Congress since the nations inception.
However, that accusation is meaningless when one considers that it was in Congress that a Democratic Senator caned a man, nearly to death, because that man gave a speech against slavery.
As the Democrat was clubbing the motionless body of Republican Senator Charles Sumner, another Democrat was holding onlookers back and keeping them from interfering with the assault by brandishing a pistol.
Barack Obama truly had the opportunity to be one of the greatest presidents of American history. He could have healed any lingering racial tensions, enacted policies that would have enforced the law, strengthened the economy, and allowed Americans to keep more of their money.
Instead, he will likely forever be known as the most divisive president in history, whose administration fought, tooth and nail, against any transparency, and whose administration was involved in more scandals than any other president in history.
It may be years before the American people know just how much shady, unethical, and downright illegal activity was going on with community organizer Barack Obama at the helm.
It also did not help that the Drive By Media was running cover for Obama by ignoring the hard-hitting stories and instead focusing on the name of the the Obamas’ dog, Michelle Obama’s arms, and what ‘enchanted’ Barack Obama the most about his time as president.