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Thursday, August 13, 2009

154 - Part Two: More Of Answering The Right's Deadly Lies In The Health Care Debate

Today, a return to health care reform. More right-wing distortions, half-truths, and outright lies. Debunked for your listening and debating pleasure. And along the way, you'll hear some jaw-dropping audio clips.

This show is somewhat of a continuation of podcast 152. There, you heard the facts about such false right wing claims as:

--the U.S. has the best health care system in the world
--universal coverage nations have long waiting lists compared to the U.S.
--Obama's plan is socialized medicine

Now we'll add to that by debunking several additional right-wing talking points, such as:

--the Democrats want to destroy Medicare
--the American people oppose a public option
--the Democratic plan will require you to select your method of suicide
--the American public opposes taxing the wealthy to pay for health care reform

You'll also hear an astounding display of mathematical illiteracy by one your favorite cable talk show hosts.

(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)

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