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Crib sheet for visiting reactionary relatives

Postby BarbaraSher » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:28 am


 
 I'm going to separate the words until I get bored. Then someone else can take over... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Republican 
lie:
 The
 Democratic
 health
 care
 bills
 include 
“death 
panels.”
 
 Pushback: 
PolitiFact.com
 rules 
this 
claim
 a
 “Pants
 on
 Fire” 
lie.
The
 Democratic 
health 
care bills
 make 
no
 mention 
of 
any
 sort 
of
 government 
panel, 
nor
 do
 they 
ration
care. 
PolitiFact
 suggested 
that
 “death
 panel”
 pusher 
Sarah
 Palin
 might
 have
 jumped
 to
 conclusions
 about
 President
 Obama’s
 support
 for
 comparative‐effectiveness 
research,
 which
 would
 help 
determine 
what
 treatments 
are 
most 
effective
 for
 particular 
conditions.
 However,
 no 
health
 care
 worker 
would 
be 
required
 to 
follow
 such 
guidelines.
 
 
 Republican 
lie:
Democrats 
are 
cutting
 Medicare.
 
 Pushback: 
AARP
 calls 
this
 claim
 a
 scare tactic. 
In 
fact,
 the 
health 
care 
bill 
being
 debated
 in
 the
 Senate
 would
 help 
preserve 
Medicare,
 not
 cut 
it,
 by
 stopping
 waste,
 fraud 
and 
abuse.
 Seniors 
will
 see
 reduced
 premiums 
and 
copays,
 new 
preventive
 and
 wellness 
benefits 
and 
lower
 prescription
 drug
 costs.
 Without
 the 
changes
 that
 would 
occur 
under 
health
 care
 reform, 
Medicare 
will
 go 
broke 
in 
eight 
years.
 
 
 Republican
 lie:
The
 cost
 of 
my
 insurance
 will 
go
 up
 under
 health
 care
 reform.
 
 Pushback:
This 
argument
 is 
false,
 according 
to
 the
 Congressional 
Budget 
Office
 and
 a 
report
 by
 an 
MIT
economist.
A
CBO
analysis
 showed
 that
 the
 Senate’s
 OKAY I STOPPED HERE. VOLUNTEERS WELCOME. IF YOU DON'T HAVE 'EDIT' ACCESS, COPY AND PASTE OR 'QUOTE' THE PART YOU'D LIKE TO FIX. bill
would
lower
health
insurance
costs
for
 businesses
and
working
families.
Millions
of
 Americans
in
the
individual
insurance
market
would
 also
see
their
premiums
reduced.
The
MIT
report
 showed
that
the
health‐insurance
exchanges
set
up
 by
the
bill
would
save
customers
hundreds
or
even
 thousands
of
dollars
per
year.
 
 Republican
lie:
The
Senate
bill
limits
mammograms.
 
 Pushback:
Republican
Senate
candidate
Mark
Kirk
of
 Illinois
has
said
that
under
health
care
reform,
it
 could
be
legal
for
the
government
to
deny
coverage
 of
mammograms.
The
health
care
legislation
in
the
 Senate
does
no
such
thing.
In
fact,
an
amendment
 passed
by
the
Senate
would
ensure
that
women
 receive
yearly
screenings
for
breast
and
cervical
 cancer
if
they
and
their
doctors
feel
it
is
warranted.
 
 
 Republican
lie:
The
government
would
take
over
 health
care
under
the
Senate
bill.
 
 Pushback:
As
much
as
the
Republicans
like
to
talk
 about
a
“government
takeover”
of
health
care
under
 the
Senate,
health
care
reform
would
do
no
such
 thing.
The
bill
does
not
create
a
single‐payer
system,
 such
as
that
found
in
Great
Britain
or
Canada.
In
fact,
 the
bill
would
help
preserve
our
employer‐based
 health
care
system
by
reducing
costs
over
time.
The
 goal
is
to
offer
Americans
better
insurance
options.
 But
if
you
like
the
coverage
you
currently
have,
you
 will
be
able
to
keep
it.
 
 
 Republican
lie:
Global
temperatures
have
been
 cooling
for
the
past
decade.
 
 Pushback:
Not
true,
according
to
PolitiFact.com.
The
 National
Oceanic
and
Atmospheric
Administration
 says
1998
is
the
hottest
year
on
record,
and
NASA
 says
2005
was
hotter.
Either
way,
temperatures
 fluctuate
from
year‐to‐year,
but
the
overall
 trajectory
is
upward.
NOAA’s
climate
monitoring
 chief
said
the
past
decade
is
the
hottest
on
record.

 
 
 Republican 
lie:
Democrats 
haven’t
 accomplished 
a
 darn
 thing
 since
 President 
Obama
 wa s
elected.
 
 Pushback:
President
Obama
and
the
Democratic
 Senate
have
gotten
more
done
for
the
American
 people
in
eleven
months
than
George
Bush
and
his
 Republican
cronies
did
in
eight
years.
They
have
put
 America
on
the
path
to
economic
recovery,
 expanded
health
coverage
for
children,
invested
in
 energy
and
education,
ensured
equal
pay
for
equal
 work
under,
lifted
the
ban
on
stem‐cell
research,
 cracked
down
on
mortgage
fraud
and
credit
card
 abuse,
and
passed
the
Matthew
Shepard
Act
to
help
 bring
those
who
perpetrate
hate
crimes
to
justice.

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