Lie Of The Year

Lie Of The Year

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."


Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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