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A wry commentary on President Barack Obama’s Affordale Care Act has surfaced on the Internet. Dr. Barbara Bellar, a Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate, summed up the health plan, also known as Obamacare, in the following sentence:

“We’re going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that’s broke.

“So, what the blank could possibly go wrong?”

The video of Dr. Bellar’s remarks can be called up on YouTube by googling “Obamacare summed up in one sentence.”

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