Yesterday Phil Hare continued his “Lies My Congressman Told Me About Health Care Reform” Tour at The Dispatch.
This time his banal lies appeared on page A10, rather than A1, since the Crisis Of The Kitty took precedence.
Hare continues to lie about how this $1.2T fiasco will be financed with no deficit spending. Aside from the false claim that all this can be paid for by elimination of waste and fraud in the current system, which no one believes, he now says that additional money will be gained by taxing the incomes of all individuals over $1M. Hare says there are 290 such fat-cats in the 17th. He doesn’t bother to mention the other 13 NEW taxes on individuals, small businesses, corporations and everything and everyone who breathes, or doesn’t.
I don’t know if he was asked about his vote against the Stupak amendment, or if he did some preemptive spinning, but this this is how Brandy Donaldson interpreted his spin:
“[Hare] doesn’t want to take away a woman’s right to seek an abortion at her own expense or the expense of her private insurer…”
Huh? I don’t know if Hare hadn’t fully absorbed the talking points his second wife, SanFranNan laid out for him, or if Donaldson just did a poor job of reporting it—without a transcript, it’s impossible to know.
As usual, the juicy bit is left to the last:
“…this is not a government takeover of the health care system. It is the government giving people the chance to stop going into foreclosure and bankruptcy because they don’t have insurance.”
What Hare didn’t bother to mention is that those who pass up the “chance” to buy government mandated health insurance will be sent to jail.
SanFranNan guaran-damn-tees it.