Fight the Smears

Rep. Boehner Townhall op-ed purposely misleading

By Joe Frandino

House Minority Leader John Boehner recently wrote that attempts to criticize Democrats’ plans for environmental, financial and healthcare reform. Boehner’s claims, however, are in direct contradiction of several recent surveys and investigations by major, respected organizations:

Rep. Boehner said new legislation addressing global warming and healthcare will have “devastating consequences” for the middle class …


Investment in clean energy technology will create more than 1.5 million American jobs, Center for American Progress, “Green Recovery,” Sep. 2008

Boehner’s home state of Ohio would gain more than 80,000 jobs from increased investment in clean energy, Center for American Progress, “Green Recovery,” Sep. 2008

More than 70% of Americans polled want an increased government role in health care, CNN survey from 3/5/09

Boehner attempts to promote the Republican plan of offering $5,710 tax credits to all families to pay for their own health care…


In 2008, the full annual cost of employer-sponsored health insurance averaged $4,704 for an individual policy and $12,680 for a family policy, according to a report by The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Jan 2009


Joel on June 12, 2009 at 1:52 AM says:

Electing Barack Obama required an enormous grass roots efforts along with donations. Passing a single-payer public health care option is going to take a similar effort by the American people because corrupt special interests that make billions of profits from the health problems of the American people are going to spend huge amounts of money to defeat it.


racetoinfinity on June 16, 2009 at 9:02 AM says:

And a lot of their money is going to lobbying and campaign contributions (not just buying ads to spread their myths). Public financing of campaigns (if the Supreme Court will allow it) would go a long way to get our Congress un-bought by special interests (read the big corporations and wealthy elite).

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