We all know President Obama ‘misspoke’ when he repeatedly told the American people they would be able to keep their doctors under Obamacare. But it is unclear what President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett’s excuse is. During an appearance on the Los Angeles CBS affiliate on Monday, Jarrett blatantly lied about the effect Obamacare has had on heathcare premiums.
Check out Jarrett’s comments below:
“Wow. Where do you start with that,” Glenn asked exasperatedly on radio this morning. “She said that the healthcare premiums have less increase than ever before in the last 50 years. I want to come back to that. But I would just start with: You’re talking about less increase than the last 50 years. What happened to the $2,500 decrease for every family in America? What happened?”
You may recall President Obama made this promise while stumping for Obamacare:
“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”
But even the left-leaning PoltiFact found that to be untrue. Four years after the law has been implemented, however, the President’s cronies are still regurgitating the same old lies.
This type of disinformation campaign should not exist in a country with a free press. But the fact that the President and his administration can consistently lie to the American people proves the media is either A) unarmed with the actual facts ahead of these interview or B) nothing more that a shill.
“What happened to the $2,500 per family decrease? What happened to that one? That’s what I would like the reporter to say,” Glenn explained. “It’s very easy to sit and play Monday morning quarterback when you’re watching some of these journalists. Some of these journalists… are shills. But a lot of times… they will say something and you’ll be like, ‘I don’t think that’s true’… but you have nothing to back it up other than, ‘I don’t think that’s true.’”
Ultimately, Pat just wishes we could find a group of politicians are who are willing to tell the truth, even when it’s not flattering. It’s a wish that is unlikely to ever come true, but we can dream.
“It’s a flat out lie,” Pat said of Jarrett’s comments. “I’d rather the Administration tell the truth from time to time. I mean I’m not asking for perfect… That’s my preference.”