Well, it's official. President Barack Obama is responsible for the "Lie of the Year" according to Politifact.
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The Heritage Foundation
"PolitiFact has named "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," the Lie of the Year for 2013. Readers in a separate online poll overwhelmingly agreed with the choice."
But Obama isn't the only one responsible for this Obamacare lie. Every other person who told the lie should be on the hot seat as well, including our own representative, Marcy Kaptur (D-9th District).
Here's what Kaptur said:
"The goal is to try to get you into a plan that you pick, where you feel you have very carefully monitored care, that you participate in, so nobody's left out, nobody's rejected and you have choices. That sounds like a much better system than we have today for so many people. If you like what you have, you keep it…"
Rep. Marcy Kaptur
And just so you're sure nothing is taken out of context, here is the press release from her office and here is a screen shot of it as well:
That wasn't the only time she lied. Here's another example:
"The whole intention of the law is to relieve some of the worries that seniors face," Congresswoman Kaptur said. And, "you keep the insurance that you have if you like it."
She told that one to a bunch of seniors - seniors! - in a telephone town hall. Again, here is the link to the statement on her own website and here is the screenshot of it:
The big question now is this: Will anyone hold her responsible?