If it's such a good plan...

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    why is obama lying about it?:confused:

    “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors,” the president said.

    At another point he said: “Well, first of all, another myth that we've been hearing about is this notion that somehow we're going to be cutting your Medicare benefits. We are not. AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare, okay?”

    The problem?

    The AARP hasn't endorsed any plan yet

    President Obama’s “Senior” Moment? - Political Punch
     
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    Del, why not support Obama's plan? Exactly what is wrong with it? (I have my own issues with O's plan, but I'm leaning towards support of any kind of reform bill with teeth.)
     
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    He said they were "on board".

    Since the bill hasn't been finished yet, what exactly would have "endorsed"?
     
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    I'm not del, but in my opinion, if he has to lie about it, he knows there is something wrong with it.
    Additionally, it's not a good enough plan that the congress and the president want to take part in it for themselves and their families. Sue Myrick from NC proposed an amendment to do just that and it was immediately shot down.
     
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    i don't know exactly what's wrong with it, but the fact that he's trying to ram it through in a week and a half (exaggeration) tells me that it's not well thought out and probably will bite us in the ass via the law of unintended consequences.

    i'm pretty fed up with government by the seat of the pants. put together a solid bill, discuss it, tweak it, vote on it and implement it. it takes time to do it right. will the world end if they take 6 months or whatever to do it right?

    i don't think so.
     
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    Read closer, I've put the important part in bold.
     
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    A fine example of political double-speak. :rolleyes:

    The second point Obama says 'AARP was endorsing a bill'.
     
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    thats enough of a reason to oppose this
     
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    Because he's just another lying politician. He is no different than any other politician out there, and may even be worse than most.

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    Ouch, my bad, you're right, some presidential advisor needs to be slapped over that one. There isn't even a bill yet to endorse.
     

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