If you want to know why people don’t trust the president on Syria, look at his promises at home

President Obama campaigning for health-care reform.

President Obama campaigning for health-care reform.

By Michael Tanner

As we debate intervening in Syria, there is a great deal of talk about possible damage to President Obama’s credibility abroad. But at least at home, Obamacare has already left that credibility rather diminished.

Remember when President Obama told Americans that if they liked their current insurance, they could keep it? In fact, just a few weeks ago, he reassured us that “if you’re one of the nearly 85 percent of Americans who already have insurance . . . you don’t have to do a thing.”

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