Left-Leaning Politifact has awarded Obama with the “Lie of the Year.” The law was designed from the ground up prevent Americans from choosing to keep health care plans they liked. The president’s statements were simply made because he had to to sell the law to an unsuspecting public. It was obviously and predictably false when uttered.
A statement by President Barack Obama has been given the dubious honor of “Lie of the Year” with a rating of “Pants on Fire” by the Tampa Bay Times’ Politifact.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” the president said, over and over again, while trying to sell Americans on the Affordable Care Act before it was enacted. It was a comforting promise to those concerned that the government would force unwanted changes on their health insurance plans.
“But the promise was impossible to keep,” Politifact said in its announcement. [Read more...]