Lie Of The Year

by
Abby Zimet

PolitiFact has voted the GOP talking point that health care reform constitutes a "government takeover"
- blithely repeated a gazillion times by politicians and pundits - as
the Lie of the Year. With its power to stoke public fears, that lie
coupled with last year's LOTY, "death panels," is largely why your
insurance company is still soaking you.

"There was a uniformity of Republican messaging that was disconnected
from facts. The sheer discipline..was
breathtaking." - Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat whose Medicare
end-of-life provision became last year's "death panels."

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