Democrat Memo Reveals: Lies, More Lies and Damnable Lies
See Update at bottom as well:
A Democrat memo reveals that the Democrats are intentionally misleading the public on the CBO analysis of Obamacare. While we knew this, this is proof that they know it and are purposefully lying.
Second, most health staff are already aware that our health proposal does not contain a “doc fix.” Some Republicans have repeated CBO’s November 18th letter that says “the sustainable growth rate (SGR) mechanism governing Medicare’s payments to physicians has been frequently modified (either through legislative or administrative action) to avoid reductions in those payments, and legislation to do so again is currently under consideration in Congress.” The inclusion of a full SGR repeal would undermine the reform’s budget neutrality. So, again, do not allow yourself (or your boss) to get into a discussion of the details of CBO scores and textual narrative. Instead, focus only on the deficit reduction and number of Americans covered.
As most health staff knows, Leadership and the White House are working with the AMA to rally physicians support for a full SGR repeal later this spring. However, both health and communications staff should understand that we do not want that policy discussed at this time, lest I [sic] complicate the last critical push for health reform.
Democrats are planning to introduce legislation later this spring that would permanently repeal annual Medicare cuts to doctors, but are warning lawmakers not to talk about it for fear that it will complicate their push to pass comprehensive health reform. The plans undercut the party’s message that reform lowers the deficit, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO.
Democrats removed the so-called doc fix from the reform legislation last year because its $371-billion price tag would have made it impossible for Democrats to claim that their bill reduces the deficit. Republicans have argued for months that by stripping the doc fix from the bill, Democrats were playing a shell game.
The memo helps explains why the American Medical Association has supported reform even though their top legislative priority, the doc fix, was left out. The group is working behind the scenes with Democratic leadership and the White House to fix the cuts later this year.
Ramming legislation through, against the Will of the People is horrific enough. And now we have proof that they know it is all based on lies. Because, it was never about health care nor the good of the people, was it?
It’s about ideology and government control.
Lies. More Lies. And Damnable Lies.
Ed Morrissey confirmed it’s existence and he is always trustworthy. That said, he can’t confirm with whom the memo originated.
Update (Ed): When Politico went live with this article, I had confirmed with two people I know on the Hill that they had seen this being passed around. Did it come from Democrats, or from Republicans? I can’t answer that, but I did confirm with two sources that it exists.
If it was originated by the Republicans (although I doubt it; Talking Points Memo isn’t a reliable source, to say the least. And neither are the Democrats, clearly) , then I hope the media doesn’t dare try to blast them for allegedly “dirty tricks”, all while ignoring the fact that the Democrats are trying to circumvent THE CONSTITUTION.
I’m not giving the hoax claim much merit anyway. The Democrats have proven themselves to be nothing but known liars of late.