ABC News has printed a shocking statement relative to Obama's attempt at socialized medicine,
"President Obama’s kicking off his health care reform today in the worst possible way: with a mischaracterization of data.
“The cost of health care now causes a bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds," Obama said at the opening of his White House forum on health care reform. The problem: That claim, based on a 2001 survey, is simply unsupportable.
The figure comes from a 2005 Harvard University study saying that 54 percent of bankruptcies in 2001 were caused by health expenses. We reviewed it internally and knocked it down at the time; an academic reviewer did the same in 2006. Recalculating Harvard’s own data, he came up with a far lower figure – 17 percent.
A more recent study by another group, approaching it another way, indicates that in 2007 about eight-tenths of one percent of Americans lived in families that filed for bankruptcy as a result of medical costs. That rings a little less loudly than “one every 30 seconds.”
Excuse me? Isn't "mischaracterization of data" what we used to call a LIE?
Of course, that would be only as applied to those wascally Wepubwicans. To chant, "Obama LIED, the economy DIED" is just not done.
I'm reminded of the old idea that 'the King can do no wrong'....therefore, Obama's pronouncements MUST de facto be correct.