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FoolDeb,

Welcome.

But what an impressive debut post. It reeks of imperious self-righteous indignation based on, uhhhmmm, ignorance and bluster?

I'll start at the beginning of your post as that is quite enough:

Everything Obama said about the Affordable Care Act was a lie

Everything????


Here are just the first three relevant paragraphs of his speech. Please pick out the lies?:

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform. And ever since, nearly every President and Congress, whether Democrat or Republican, has attempted to meet this challenge in some way. A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his son continues to introduce that same bill at the beginning of each session.

Our collective failure to meet this challenge -- year after year, decade after decade -- has led us to the breaking point. Everyone understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured, who live every day just one accident or illness away from bankruptcy. These are not primarily people on welfare. These are middle-class Americans. Some can't get insurance on the job. Others are self-employed, and can't afford it, since buying insurance on your own costs you three times as much as the coverage you get from your employer. Many other Americans who are willing and able to pay are still denied insurance due to previous illnesses or conditions that insurance companies decide are too risky or too expensive to cover.

We are the only democracy -- the only advanced democracy on Earth -- the only wealthy nation -- that allows such hardship for millions of its people. There are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage. In just a two-year period, one in every three Americans goes without health care coverage at some point. And every day, 14,000 Americans lose their coverage. In other words, it can happen to anyone."


Oh, and although your post would depend on knowledge, it showed no language of what the Prez actually said and so as a help to you as a newbie here is the link to his speech to the joint session of Congress

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barackobama/baracko...


Cheers!


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