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Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Health care


Lies were told, early and often

As the famous propaganda says, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." And: "That the lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie"
The launching of the "Affordable Care Act" Oct. 1 unveiled more than just website "glitches." Millions of individual health care plans have been cancelled.
Replacement "exchange" policies' premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed. Many people are faced with losing their doctors. President Obama repeatedly promised "Premiums were going to go down $2,500." "That if you liked your health care plan you could keep it. Period! ... the same with your doctor." All of these promises were known to be false when made as has come to light in a 2010 IRS memo "that as many as 40-67% of people that have individual health insurance will have their policies cancelled." It is apparent that in order for the administration and the Democrats in Congress to sell this monstrosity they had to make these fraudulent claims which were told over and over again.
This president shows no reticence in telling whoppers. The Washington Post has more than once awarded him their highest falsehood level: "Four Pinochios." His frequent repetition that the Benghazi terror attack which resulted in the murder of four Americans was due to an anti-Islam video was another example of this man's ease in deliberately misrepresenting the truth. Using the "big lie" to advance a political agenda has become an often used tactic of this administration and the Democratic Party.
Robert Johnston
Camano Island
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