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Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Tom Tomorrow
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And in this case, there is plenty of blame to go around. I remember Obama saying several times that the “majority” of people would be able to keep their current health insurance plans. Why in the world would he change that to claim that everyone would be able to keep their current plan? That is just asking for Republicans to jump up and down on your ass!



  1. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Well thats and easy one. The majority of those quotes came while he was campaigning and running for re-election. You have to say what ever will get the win. There is also another misleading spin going on in that all Pre ACA plans that are now being dropped were garbage plans. Thats not accurate. Absolutely some were bare bones minimal coverage, but some were very good. They got dropped because they didn’t include some provisions, perhaps like maternity coverage. So the plan had to dropped as it is now outside the law. With insurance they often end a plan that has many revisions to offer a new one that has current legal requirements. I can’t stand the spin doctors on both sides. The Presedent is right to take ownership of his gaffe. He’s takin his licks like a man, good for him, I respect that. It’s the rest of his party that is shaking because while he’s done campaigning their not and they all still need to be re-elected, which will now be alittle tougher in some areas.
    The other stat which will come up to bite them is the 30 million Americans without insurance who were to be the beneficiaries of this law. If by next October only 10-15% of them signed up, it will make it a much tougher election for incumbant supporters of the ACA. People will say so where was the real need if the majority of the uninsured don’t seem to want it?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Don’t seem to want it, or were told over and over again by Fox News and right-wing radio to not sign up?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink
  3. PatriotSGT wrote:

    It can’t be that the 30 million without health care are all republicans and I doubt that many people follow the right wing media outlets. Where are the Dems, liberals and progressives who championed this bill and wanted it? Yeah I’m sure there are some right nuts that refuse to sign up, but come on it has to be a small small number of the total. Could I be that wrong in my thinking? Without those folks signing on this thing will get ugly.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  4. Jon wrote:

    I’m just impressed that anyone can see clear to next October with their crystal ball.

    Oh, and the part about doubting that many people follow the right-wing media outlets? Been to a McDonald’s lately? What’s playing? Burger King? ANY low-priced restaurant that has a TV playing is playing FOX News.
    Airports? CNN.
    Yes, you can get away from it, but it’s not like you have to follow the right-wing media outlets; the right-wing media outlets do a perfectly good job of following US!

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink