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A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
- Philip Sidney, English Author and Courtier (1554-1586)

Well, we already know what the biggest lie of 2013 was . . .

Obama Says You Can Keep Your Health Care Plan

If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.

Not only did it top PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year list, but it topped their readers’ poll as well.

It was a lie the president repeated a documented 37 times, and if you thought the five million cancelled on individual insurance plans was bad, wait until as many as 93 million lose their health care plans once the employer mandate kicks in. That’s not Republican gloom and doom, that’s an estimate from Obama’s own administration (proving he knew he was lying when he made those promises).

So that was 2013. Here we are now, very first day of 2014 and I can already tell you what the biggest lie of this year will be.

Mark my words, this is the lie that will top PolitiFact’s list come year’s end.

Under the Obama plan, the typical family will save up to $2,500 every year.

source: Obama 2008 “Factsheet”.

This is the chicken that will come home to roost in 2014. You can bank on it, that’s the lie that will top the list.

Consider the following facts:

Yeah, good luck trying to get the young and healthy to subsidize everyone else. You really think the so-called young invincibles who were already avoiding insurance are suddenly going to have a change of heart now that premiums are two and a half times what they used to be? The Obama administration can create all the clever ads they want, no amount of taxpayer-subsidized propaganda campaign is going to change their minds. The “young invincibles” are going to look at you and your mandate and your IRS-imposed fines and tell all of you to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

The young are not going to subsidize it, and everyone who does buy in will be paying a whole hell of a lot more.

“The typical family will save up to $2,500 every year.” It’s hard to believe people actually bought it when he said it, but he did say it . . . over and over and over.

You heard it here first, when they make the list, that will be PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. I’m calling it right now.

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4 Responses to First Day of 2014: I’m Calling PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year

  • I love their argument over the health care and when asked about the failure they say, “It’s not a failure because those who didn’t have it before have health care now, and the Seniors have insurance now also and better benefits.” I was under the impression that those who didn’t have insurance because of income, we eligible for Medicade and the Seniors as they put it, got Medicare. And given the numbers or lack of numbers that have signed up, I don’t think 1 trillion and climbing in cost could justify a change in our system.

    • There’s always been a safety net. We could have made some tweaks and expanded some coverage without taking a wrecking ball to a system that 80% of people were happy with but no, putting the government in control of health care was always the Holy Grail for Democrats. As Nancy “Pass the Bill to Find Out What’s in the Bill” Pelosi made clear, they didn’t even care about the details, the only thing they cared about was the power grab.

      These big government loving libs always think they know what’s best for us better than we do, but I think come November, people will have a chance to disagree with that.

      • Democrat wish list. I really believe the plan was to destroy our whole medical system for power and control. And I fear enough damage has already been done; can’t be fixed.

        • All according to plan, straight out of Rules for Radicals. Don’t lose hope, though. November looms large.

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