George Allen called out on continuing false claims
October 11, 2012
PolitiFact ranks George Allen's claim that repealing Obamacare will save $1 trillion FALSE: "In Monday night's debate, he and Democratic candidate Tim Kaine were asked how they would avoid $1 trillion in automatic cuts split evenly between defense and domestic programs that are scheduled to begin Jan. 2... Allen's plan included a big-ticket item. 'Repealing and replacing Obamacare -- that's going to save $1 trillion over a 10-year period,' he said... We rate Allen's claim False."
Progressive Point: Virginians are fed up with politicians like George Allen trying to rehash old political fights and falsehoods instead of focusing on real fixes for our economy. Obamacare is making a real difference already for our families and making health care more secure for 250 million Americans. Insurance companies can't rip us off any more and people with pre-existing conditions are guaranteed coverage--saving Virginia families money every day.
It's no wonder most Americans think Obamacare improved our health care system and want conservatives in Congress to move on. But politicians like George Allen just can't let it go. They'd rather Congressional conservatives keep wasting taxpayer time and money attacking the law and hoping no one notices that repealing Obamacare would let them go back to receiving the special lifetime benefits the rest of us can't get. It's time to move forward with Obamacare, making our health care system better for everyone, and putting Virginians back to work.
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