78% of Americans think Obamacare will cost more than projected
Although it's easy to get down about the state of things, especially our government, along comes a poll that gives you at least a little faith in the common sense of average Americans.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of voters nationwide say it’s at least
somewhat likely that the health care reform legislation working its way
through Congress will cost more than projected. A new Rasmussen Reports
national telephone survey finds that just 14% believe the costs are not
likely to exceed projections.
Eighty-one percent (81%) also think passage of the legislation is at least somewhat likely to lead to higher middle-class taxes.
The survey finds that 68% believe the legislation will
increase the federal budget deficit. Only 11% say the program will
achieve its stated goal of deficit reduction.
Ronald Reagan once said that a government program was the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this Earth. You could probably add "eternal growth" to that as well.
I'm pretty confident no ordinary citizen could name even one federal government program that has ever cost LESS than orginally advertised. But according to this poll, 14% say that they think this will be the case with Obamacare. What's more likely is that they're hard core liberals and wouldn't want to make the results to that question look any worse in a public poll than it otherwise would if they were honest.