How Paul Ryan Did What He Accuses Democrats Of Doing: Using Scare Tactics
House Republican Budget Director Paul Ryan whined that Kathy Hochul’s victory in NY-26 was because of “demagoguery” and “scaring seniors.” He should know. That’s exactly what he did a Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act.
Speaking on the House floor in 2009, he said the Democrats’ health-care legislation would “take coverage away from seniors,” “raise premiums for families” and “cost us nearly 5.5 million jobs.” Later, he said the health plan would bring about government “rationing” of health care.
He also labeled the plan “a government takeover of our healthcare system,” claimed America was at a “tipping point” toward a “European social welfare state,” and gave a wink to the “death panel” allegations. His suggestion that the legislation would result in the IRS getting “16,000 agents” to police the health-care law was knocked down as “wildly inaccurate” by Factcheck.org.
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