Monday, August 03, 2009

Let's Be Absolutely Clear About Right Wing Republican Lies

Steve Benen tells the truth here:

When House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) says reform "may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia," is that true? No, he's lying. When Rick Santorum says the House reform bill "is very specific that private insurance would be ended," is that true? No, he's lying, too. When House Republican Caucus Chairman Mike Pence says refom "will literally cost nearly a trillion dollars in higher taxes," is that true? No, he's lying, too. When President Obama hedges on a possible, hypothetical outcome involving how insurers might respond to an improved system, is he lying? Not really, no.

In other words, Benen is calling bullshit on attempts by some observers to say that everyone is spinning in the health care debate.

No, everyone is not "spinning".

The Republicans are simply flat-out lying.  Period.

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