I have a question for John Boehner...
by btchakir, Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 09:43:44 AM EST
My voice is getting hoarse from yelling at the television today when the Republicans debating the Health Care Bill make statements which are patently untrue. The primary statement is one Boehner and his biddies keep making, that the majority of Americans have come out against this bill.
Now where is it that this has been shown, John? The various polls for weeks have shown the majority of Americans for this reform. Especially, they have shown a strong favor of the Public Option, something you keep saying all Americans are against.
But that's only the base misstatement (can I say "lie"? OK the base lie.) What about the statements that the Bill will cost us so much more in our economy? The Congressional Budget Office doesn't agree. Consumers Union doesn't agree. Oh, the Insurance Industry agrees, but right now they'll agree to anything which kills the bill.
And you are saying how this is going to cost us millions of jobs. and that it is going to give us a health care system where we won't get help for emergency heart conditions, and that Medicare will be cut to the point that millions of seniors will use their care. Where do you get this crap, John? From Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal? From Fox News (Oh, that's the same source)?
I'm waiting for the point today when you put up the Republican Alternative. From what I've seen so far this will come so short on the problem that no Republican Congress person would give up their current free choice for.
So tell me, John Boehner, what will this fuly paid for legislation which does not add dime one to the deficit do that would be so bad?