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enslaved1
09-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Already, there are declarations that Obama didn't tell the whole truth in his speech tonight. At CNN of all places!

CNN Truth Squad: Do the insured pay a $1,000 'hidden tax' to pay for uninsured? (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/09/cnn-truth-squad-do-the-insured-pay-a-1000-hidden-tax-to-pay-for-uninsured/)


Obama's remark reflected figures from a recent study by Families USA, a consumer health advocacy group, published a May 2009 study called "Hidden Health Tax: Americans Pay a Premium."

While his remark accurately reflected the effects of uninsured care, his characterization of the cost as a "hidden tax" is a figure of speech to describe an unwanted charge. It is not a tax, but a cost shift.

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The Verdict:

True, but incomplete. Obama may have incorrectly left an impression individuals are paying a "hidden tax" of $1,000 per year for the care of others. And it's technically not a tax.


Any more?

djones520
09-10-2009, 12:35 AM
Yahoo's calling him on his bullshit as well.

It's an AP story, so I won't show it but it's right on their front page. The Fact Check article.

megimoo
09-10-2009, 12:39 AM
Already, there are declarations that Obama didn't tell the whole truth in his speech tonight. At CNN of all places!

CNN Truth Squad: Do the insured pay a $1,000 'hidden tax' to pay for uninsured? (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/09/cnn-truth-squad-do-the-insured-pay-a-1000-hidden-tax-to-pay-for-uninsured/)


Any more?
The peasants are revolting, Quick go and tell the king .The Peasants are revolting !

enslaved1
09-10-2009, 11:42 AM
The peasants are revolting, Quick go and tell the king .The Peasants are revolting !

I think "the emperor has no clothes" is equally relevant.