Friday, January 21, 2011

Is It a Job-Killing Health Care Bill? Well, No.

The Republican House leadership is peddling more nonsense. In their anti-Obama hysteria, the GOP brass pushed the repeal of the health care law this week.

The measure passed, even as polling data shows increasing supporting for the new law, even among Republicans.

And in case you didn't catch it, the GOP labeled the original bill "job-killing" an attempt to undermine the health reform legislation by claiming that it will hurt job growth.

Is the GOP claim true? Actually, no. PolitiFact discovered that the Republicans—wait for it—cherry picked the data, including the numbers they liked and leaving out the numbers they didn't.

It's classic political baloney, the kind the Republicans love to shovel on Fox News.

Read the PolitiFact report here.

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