We all know there's differing degrees of lying, often one sees it as a little white lie and another calls it bold lie.
Most of us agree calling the president a liar during his nationall televised speech is inappropriate. But how many agree it's ok for the president to lie to the nation during a speech?
Obama told us the right has been attacking his plan but offer no suggestions and have no plan of their own. He tells us the conservatives want to stand pat with the current healthcare system with no reform. He also told us he's looking forward to alternatives and is willing to sit down and discuss other Bi-patisan suggestions/options but has rebuffed them at every turn.
Yet there have been many bills put forward that have been ignored by both the left and the biased media. In many cases ther has been actions to supress them.
The GOP has proposed more than 30 health care reform bills in the house this year.
Some serious legislation addressing Portability, Pre-existing conditions, costs and other issues that trouble the American consumers.
How about HR 3400 that was proposed in July - The empowering Patients First Act or HR 2520 - The Patients Choice Act? HR 3217 and HR 3218 - The Health care Choice Act and the Improving Health Care for all Americans Act?
A search of the LexisNexis database of newspapers, magazines, TV programs and Major Blogs finds about 3,000 mentions of the major House Democratic bill HR 3200 that Obama supports, in the past six months. Those are just the stories that refer to the bill by it's House Number, there have been thousands more stories referring generally to the Democratic legislation.
A similar search found only 60 mentions of the GOP HR 3400 put forth by Rep. Tom Price of Georgia who heads the the GOP study committee. Another Republican bill, HR 2520 by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin only received 12 mentions in the same time period. The two others, HR 3217 and HR 3218 by Rep. John Shadegg only received 20 mentions.
The virtual media embargo on reporting Republican legislation has allowed democrats and their allies in the media to keep up the "Republicans have no plan" attack. Just hours after the presidents speech, for example, the DNC released a new commercial claiming that Republicans "REFUSE" to offer a plan to reform the healthcare system.
Talk about propagating LIES !
Just for the record, in case you want to check then out, these are the Republican Bills proposed, so far;
Does this look like they are refusing to address the situation or are without suggestions?