Earlier today, Barack Obama held a town hall about healthcare  and - leaving all other issues aside - he lied:
I don't have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don't have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.
As pointed out many times before, that number is off by around 9 million. According to the Census Bureau, only around 35 million Americans - i.e., U.S. citizens - are uninsured. The other 9 million or so are foreign citizens, whether here legally or illegally. Whatever their status, they aren't Americans and they aren't "fellow citizens". If Obama can't be honest about a matter involving millions of people, what else is he misleading you about?
Tue, 08/11/2009 - 14:48 · Importance: 4