By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
…Consistently *dishonest*, but consistent nonetheless…
Republican/corporate opposition to health care reform (HCR), known as
Obamacare, has a three-step strategy for generating public opposition to
Step 1. Lie.
Step 2. Lie some more..
3. If steps 1 and 2 don't produce a satisfactory amount of public
opposition to health care insurance coverage for the vast majority of
Americans, lie even more.
The latest (renewed) GOPer lie "talking point" is to claim that Congress is "exempt" from the provisions.
Dranias is a senior operative at the corporate lobbying firm
"free market think tank", while the person who retweeted Dranias'
updates, Antenori, is one of the leaders of efforts to turn back
Medicaid restoration via the ballot.
The story that Dranias links to, from Politico.com, is here.
guessing that Dranias (and Antenori) are hoping that people don't
actually read the story that they cite in support of their contention
that Congress is exempt from the provisions of Obamacare.
The story doesn't support their contention. Instead, it clearly points out that Congress is *required* to participate in HCR.
From the story, written by John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman (emphasis added) –
Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.
Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill,
will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a
contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and
their aides, according to several Hill sources.