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Falsehoods about the health care act

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deros
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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/mar/21/health-care-fact-checking/
louis
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Good points from politifact regarding some of the republican charges. By now, I would think most of us interested in the true picture are aware of their inaccuracy. That is all good, but here is where I have a problem with politifact....I have to believe that those on the left have also made equally false claims about the affordable healthcare. But, does politifact attack those claims with the same fevor? Not...that I can tell. If I wasn't so lazy, I am sure I could round up several equally false claims made by the likes of Wasserman-Schulz, Reid and Pelosi...and deros, if you were not totally drunk on the kool-aid served to you by the left, you would have also included refutations of the wild claims of those on the left. That way, we could all have a really good feel of the true benefits/limitations of the act...but, sadly, based on the generally leftwing bent of your posts, you are not interested in the complete picture.
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The Truth
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louis wrote:
Wasserman-Schulz, Reid and Pelosi...
http://www.politifact.com/personalities/nancy-pelosi/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/personalities/harry-reid/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/personalities/debbie-wasserman-schultz/statements/ Still think Poltifact goes easy on the left?
louis
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The Truth wrote:
http://www.politifact.com/personalities/nancy-pelosi/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/personalities/harry-reid/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/personalities/debbie-wasserman-schultz/statements/ Still think Poltifact goes easy on the left?
Hey, many thanks for doing what I was too lazy to do. I did take the time to see what wikipedia has to say about politifact and, by golly, I stand corrected. They do go after both sides and that is all I can ask.
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PittCountyPride
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I think there were a LOT of falsehoods told about the Health Care Bill... Here are 8 of them, on video, as told to us by our President:
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snouticus
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The only way this healthcare reform can work, is to have more people paying into the system than are using it. The only way to accomplish this is to push people off of their employer funded health care, and into the new system. Don't fool yourself into thinking that then 30,000,000 people who are currently uninsured will have the money to pay the premiums... so that money has to come from somewhere. If you currently own insurance through your employer, they will soon be faced with a decision. Do they continue to provide i nsurance to you and continue to take a 15 to 20 percent hit to the bottomline, or do they pay the 8 percent penalty that the government will assess to companies that do not offer insurance? What would you do? Another issue with companies dropping their insurance plans for the cheaper government fine, is that they will no longer need a benefit department to administer benefits that they no longer offer. More joblessness. Again, The only way that this will work is to have millions and millions of people on the public option that can actually afford to pay the premiums. If the status quo is maintained, I can see no way that we will not all eventually end up on the public program.
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