Thursday, March 5, 2009

Another slice of bologna . . . Obama lying about healthcare bankruptcies

When President Barack Obama delivered his speech last week, I didn't think that I could stomach any more baloney.  But, no surprise, he's still serving it up.  Today, he kicked "off his health care reform today in the worst possible way:  with a mischaracterization of data."  So says Gary Langer, director of polling at ABC News in this piece.

Specifically, Obama overstated the effects of rising health care costs by claiming that those costs "now cause a bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds."  That claim paints quite a picture.  But it isn't true.  It is a claim based on old and discredited data.

Langer cites a more recent study that shows "about eight-tenths of one percent of Americans lived in families that filed for bankruptcy as a result of medical costs."  Now, don't get me wrong, that's bad for every one of those families but the truth doesn't paint quite the picture that Obama's made-up-fact did . . . does it?

1 comment:

Latinmassgirl said...

Obama needs his mouth washed out with soap for his continual lying!