Thursday, February 4, 2010

CHARMING COMPULSIVE LIAR: President contradicts himself in attacks on GOP over health care and economy

Barack Obama is a pathological liar, so this shouldn't surprise anyone.

President Obama on Wednesday rolled out a dizzying set of accusations against the Republican party that veered toward contradicting one another, as he encouraged Senate Democrats to keep fighting for his agenda.

The president, during an 80-minute session with Democratic lawmakers, made the following claims: Republicans don’t want to fix health care or the economy; when they do want to fix health care or the economy, their ideas are bad; and Republicans may have a few good ideas but Democrats have included them in legislation.

1. Republicans don’t want to fix health care or the economy: “If the price of certainty is essentially for us to adopt the exact same proposals that were in place for eight years, leading up to the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression – we don’t tinker with health care, let the insurance companies do what they want; we don’t put in place any insurance reforms; we don’t mess with the banks, let them keep on doing what they’re doing now because we don’t want to stir up Wall Street — the result is going to be the same,” Obama said.

Republicans have offered plans to fix the health-care system. As for insurance companies, Rep. Paul Ryan has a plan that he said Tuesday would “break the insurance monopolies.” Republicans have offered fewer alternatives on financial regulation, but say they favor it as long as it is not heavy- READ MORE...

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