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Letter: Loss of trust

December 23, 2013

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To the editor:

While campaigning for the ACA, how many times did we hear President Obama declare that if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it — Period! We have since discovered that this is not true. We are told the president misspoke. It is his bill, his signature accomplishment and his legacy. How could he have misspoken so many times? I believe that President Obama lied and deliberately deceived the American people in order to pass his health care plan. If Mr. Obama didn’t know, then neither is his ignorance understood or forgiven.

While I share President Obama’s desire that all Americans have adequate health care, his ACA was passed on a lie. The American justice system demands that it be declared fraudulent and therefore be repealed.

Where is the outrage from our media and elected government officials? When there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq, George W. Bush was branded a liar. Do Democrats misspeak, but Republicans lie?

If a physician, lawyer, teacher, parent or any person of authority knowlingly lies, they forfeit their position of leadership. They can no longer be trusted. They must be reprimanded, prosecuted or forced to resign. How can our military leaders pledge loyalty to their commander in chief? How can our elected Democratic party officials condone this breach of honesty, decency and law? Doing the right thing in Washington has been replaced by doing the right thing for my party and me.

The American people do not like to be lied to, especially by our own president.

Comments

3 months, 1 week ago

Okay, so Politifact named President Obama's statement, "If you like your plan you can keep it" lie of the year.

Is it still a "lie" if you had no idea that the insurance companies would renege on their agreements, betray you and rip the rug out from under people who had paid them premiums for years, just to spite the man who made it impossible for the companies to continue making obscene profits from people's misery? Is it still a lie when instead of the insurance companies bringing their plans up to specs for ACA they just cancelled them? Is it still a lie when you were sucker punched by the very Insurance companies who are gaining millions of new subscribers, just for political revenge?

OK, then if you still think it was a lie, all of you who believe you should get to keep your crappy policies without any of the benefits of ACA -- have at it.

In a very short time you will find yourself on the wrong side of history. Again.

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James Canaday 3 months, 2 weeks ago

We have since discovered that this is not true. We are told the president misspoke. It is his bill, his signature accomplishment and his legacy. How could he have misspoken so many times? I believe that President Obama lied and deliberately deceived the American people in order to pass his health care plan. If Mr. Obama didn’t know, then neither is his ignorance understood or forgiven.

*right on Tom. now word is that the dems are panicking about possibility of obama being impeached. invoking Fox News (the most popular cable news channel by far) is supposed to qualify (above) as a political argument, just shows how emptyheaded and out-of-ammo the left really is.

get rid of all of obamacare/the unaffordable care act. it is actually forcing docs to do worse care, spend less time with patients actually increasing the number of amerikans without medical insurance, , will dramatically exacerbate a doctor shortage. thus:

obama lied, and people will die.

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3 months, 3 weeks ago

Q: Why was the Tin Woodsman hard to get along with?

A: Because he was heartless and he had an ax to grind.

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3 months, 3 weeks ago

While we've moved to the only blue county in the state, I see it will behoove us to remember that we're still in Kansas, Dorothy.

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Brock Masters 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I will say it is time to move on about Obama's lies and character flaws. It doesn't matter.

What matters is results or lack thereof of his policies and actions.

The next candidate needs to forget about blaming Obama and reminding us of his lies. They need to put forth a plan to unite the country, fix our economy, fix the ACA and get our spending under control in a sensible and fair way.

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Julius Nolan 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Guess the Fox News junkies are off work today web surfing and fuming about any and everything Obama.

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Bart Johnson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The democratic system is set up to encourage lying. Honest people will never win elections against those who would say any lie to get elected. Those most willing to lie, cheat, steal or do whatever are those who get to the top in politics.

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Keith Richards 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Can anyone name any president who did not lie?

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Bart Johnson 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Obamacare is not about making health care affordable or helping people out. It's about making money for health insurance companies and growing the size and power of the State. It creates winners and losers among society, with the winners rabidly attacking anyone who criticizes the law. This is how the State, which is only a minority of the population, is able to control all the rest of us--divide and conquer.

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Wayne Kerr 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I guess to make some happy he should have said if your insurance meets the minimum requirements under the law you can keep it. All those people who are getting cancellation notices should be happy, they were paying for insurance with very little coverage. Yeah, the president lied, but the ACA is still better than the broken system we had before. If lying about people being able to keep a bad insurance policy is the worst thing he's done I think I can live with that. In my book he's still got a long way to go before he's able to top W for worst president ever.

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Brock Masters 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Funny how people will deny or defend Obama on lying and yet, it was named the biggest lie of the year by non-partisan Politifact.

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Scott Burkhart 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Great letter, Tom!! Keep it up, buddy! Absolutely spot on.

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Beator 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Like a used car salesman of yore, Obama sold the country an automobile, driven only on Sundays, by a little old lady.

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Abdu Omar 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I am tired of letters like this. I am sorry, but the benefits of the ACA are more important than just calling someone a liar and forgetting the act. Obama, or any president, sits down and writes a bill to put for congress. This is why he has a staff and perhaps the staff told him that there was no way a person who loved their healthcare provider would lose it. Also, remember, that the Republicans in congress didn't come up with any plan at all so the plan implemented was the one a republican governor used in his state that works just fine.

Instead of blasting someone for their failures or imperfections, why don't we work to help create a better world for everyone. Fox News is notorious for being against anything Obama does even if they are wrong. The concept of divided government is good if the division is over facts not politics or opinion.

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Julius Nolan 3 months, 3 weeks ago

See what the latest talking point from Fox News today is the same old one as before. Liar, Liar , Liar. Repeat often enough, makes it a fact.

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Bob Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

He's not called the Father of Lies for nothing!

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