The amazing Paul Krugman weighs in on one of Willard's more brazen and disgusting lies from Wednesday's debate. Excerpts:
“No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my [health care] plan.” No, they aren't — as Mr. Romney’s own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate.
Was Mr. Romney lying? Well, either that or he was making what amounts to a sick joke. Either way, his attempt to deceive voters on this issue was the biggest of many misleading and/or dishonest claims he made over the course of that hour and a half. Yes, President Obama did a notably bad job of responding. But I’ll leave the theater criticism to others and talk instead about the issue that should be at the heart of this election.
[After pointing out that Romney's plan has nothing to do with anyone's definition of pre-existing.] What Mr. Romney did in the debate, in other words, was, at best, to play a word game with voters, pretending to offer something substantive for the uninsured while actually offering nothing. For all practical purposes, he simply lied about what his policy proposals would do.
How many Americans would be left out in the cold under Mr. Romney’s plan? One answer is 89 million. According to the nonpartisan Commonwealth Foundation, that’s the number of Americans who lack the “continuous coverage” that would make them eligible for health insurance under Mr. Romney’s empty promises. By the way, that’s more than a third of the U.S. population under 65 years old.
Another answer is 45 million, the estimated number of people who would have health insurance if Mr. Obama were re-elected, but would lose it if Mr. Romney were to win.
Read the whole thing, and then spread the word:
ROMNEY'S DEBATE PERFORMANCE WAS NOTHING BUT A PACK OF LIES DESIGNED TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
We cannot--we WILL NOT--allow our beloved country to fall into the hands of this greasy, lying, used car salesman Romney.
Let's step it up!