Presidential Trick

23Dec09

Six months ago the President said he wouldn’t sign a health care measure that doesn’t include a Public Option. It’s important to remind you of this, since the president is now misrepresenting his position.

“That’s why any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange — a one-stop shopping marketplace where you can compare the benefits, costs and track records of a variety of plans, including a public option to increase competition and keep insurance companies honest, and choose what’s best for your family.”

With a media that doesn’t like to clarify for people, Obama often gets away with revising history.

For the second time in as many days, President Barack Obama distanced himself Tuesday from the liberal-backed proposal for a government-run health insurance option that is likely to be dropped from a final health care reform bill.

“I didn’t campaign on the public option,” Obama told The Washington Post, saying of the Senate’s health legislation: “Every single criterion for reform I put forward is in this bill.”

This is an untruth – a pretty common event in the world of Obama. On his website, the campaign described a health care plan that:

Offers a public health insurance option to provide the uninsured and those who can’t find affordable coverage with a real choice.

This point was hammered home in the weekly radio address at 4:30 of the above video – he says he wouldn’t sign the bill without it.



One Response to “Presidential Trick”

  1. 1 Nancy

    I can’t stand it!!!


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