Another day, another few lies

No, one should not put too much stock in an on-line petition that a state legislator is pushing, but still, when we’re talking about the actual leader of the NC Senate, what he does matters.  And it’s a real shame that he has taken to egregious and shameless lying with his anti-Obamacare petition.  To wit:

Some North Carolina doctors who came to the legislature today to argue for Medicaid expansion also weighed in on a controversial petition pushed by Senate Leader Phil Berger.

The “Stop ObamaCare” petition, posted on Berger’s campaign website, says the Affordable Care Act will result in:

  • “The government turning our health records over to the IRS”
  • “Government-forced insurance”
  • “Billions in new taxes on businesses and the people of North Carolina”

As WRAL’s Mark Binker reported Friday, several statements in the petition are misleading at best.

Doctors at the news conference called them “lies.”

“Senator Berger has created a website that — it’s disgraceful. It’s filled with complete lies about the Affordable Care Act,” said UNC Medical School Professor Dr. Charles van der Horst. “He’s just not expressing any logic or any sense.”

Stupid doctors and their reality-based approach to policy.  Don’t they realize that by expanding health care coverage to more people that Obamacare is the work of Satan and anything bad you say about it serves a greater “truth.”

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Another day, another few lies

  1. Bob A. says:

    Let him take his “swift boat” to China!

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